News article looking at how scaffolding can frame and help to more effectively support emergency medical training.


We’ve probably all seen construction scaffolding. A foundation is laid for the building. This supports all the floors to come, and the building grows – just like scaffolding in education: our students need that foundational level of knowledge to which they can add more information. We often teach our students how to perform tasks that have many steps that need to be performed in order: competency-based medical education. If something is skipped or performed incorrectly early on in the task, the result could be disastrous in our patient’s care. So, we start from the simplest tasks and information and move on to the more complex.....

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