Scaffolding refers to the framework on which heavy materials are hung to build a structure, commonly in the form of a building or a tower. Since scaffolding cannot be bought commercially, it is commonly provided by an institution during classes. Installation of scaffolding is usually done by professionals who are skilled and trained in this field. It is also the job of the institution to provide all the necessary safety equipment to students before they are allowed to learn on how to use them properly.
Before using scaffolding, it is important for a teacher to explain to the student about its proper use and setup. In addition, a good scaffold should be selected so that the task can be accomplished with minimum disturbance to the ground. Professional contractors must evaluate the conditions of the ground where the installation is to take place. They can check out the quality of the soil to see if it is suitable or not. In addition, they should also check out the minimum requirements for scaffolding, such as the minimum grade level, number of hooks or rails and the required weight capacity.
In case of any construction task, no matter how seemingly simple it may seem, it requires time, effort and money. For students who are planning to learn on their own, time is one of the most important factors. Thus, having a scaffolding system will save them from unnecessary interruptions and will make the task easier and faster. For language acquisition, students should also be aware of the importance of prior knowledge. Although there are many ways to gain information, prior knowledge in this particular area is highly recommended especially for those who are completely new to the field.
When the scaffolding system is already in place, it is the time to move on to the next stage. First, it is important for the student to gain adequate knowledge about the entire scaffolding process including the materials, the hooks or the rails and the load capacity. The development level is also very important. Students should have at least some theoretical background before moving on to the actual task. On the basis of the theoretical background, the actual scaffolding process can be understood and the learning process can be made more manageable.
The scaffolding installation may be taught by using simple step-by-step instruction manuals, video clips and visual aids. If this is not possible, then the project team can arrange lessons regarding this particular task using various other methods such as manuals, videos, seminars and workshops. For the teacher, he/she can also utilize a computer to facilitate the whole task. In this way, the lesson can be implemented when needed and the time frame for the implementation can be kept flexible.
Learning should always be based on the practical approach. The lesson should provide the basic knowledge and then lead to more complex tasks that require advanced and more specific knowledge. This is where the role of the teacher can become important. For instance, the scaffolding installation lesson should be followed by lessons on how to wire the system, the erection procedure and other related tasks.
To teach the scaffolding installation, the teacher needs to modify the entire process so that it fits the lesson appropriately. He/She should explain the significance of each step in a clear and concise manner. When the students learn these things, they will be able to apply them to real-life situations and thus grasp a new concept on scaffolding installation.
The final level is to implement the lesson in the classroom. In order to teach the students the process of scaffolding installation, he/she needs to motivate them and encourage them to participate in the activity. For instance, the scaffolding can be displayed on screen and the hands of the students can be used to operate the device. This can help them understand the importance of the task and the process of learning at a different level.