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10. HTML5 Hexagon Generator: "Model Answer: 06.1 Read the item and then answer the questions that follow. A psychologist carried out a study of social learning. As part of the procedure, he showed children aged 4-5 years a film of a 4 year-old boy stroking a. HTML5 Hexagon Generator: "Evaluating " Formative assessment with hexagons | Alice Leung. Formative assessment is something I’ve been putting a lot more emphasis on over the past few years. I’m so sick of just relying of end-of-topic exams to gauge what students have learnt. I want my students to continuously question how they are going and make changes to their learning accordingly.

This is one of the reasons that my faculty has embarked on a Structured Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) journey this year. One of the ways that many teachers using SOLO use to assess student learning is with SOLO hexagons. SOLO hexagons involves the major concepts or ideas from a topic to be placed individually onto hexagons. Students then work individually or in groups to connect the hexagon concepts together and they must justify why they have made these connections.

It is the justification where both the teacher and the student can assess the student’s learning. Here’s a video showing one way of using the SOLO hexagons in a UK science class. Some things I noticed was that: Like this: Hexagonal Learning. The mantra of all successful lesson observations these days is that students should be seen to be making progress. Perhaps the best way to show that you’re having an impact on their knowledge and understanding is to show that the learning is ‘deep’. By that I mean, knowledge that transfers from students’ working memories into their long-term memories. Students understand new ideas by relating them to existing ones. If they don’t know enough about a subject they won’t have a solid base from which to make connections to prior knowledge. Students are more likely to remember learning if they “make their own sense of what they are learning, and relate it to what they know”.

Psychology prof Daniel Willingham‘s advice to teachers is as follows: Provide examples and get students to compare themMake deep knowledge the spoken and unspoken emphasisAccept that shallow knowledge is better than nothing Using SOLO will help address these points: Why hexagons? Here’s some photos of hexagons in action: SOLO Hexagons. From HookED Wiki SOLO Hexagons (Based on an idea from AM Hodgson. (1992).

Hexagons for systems thinking.European Journal of Systems Dynamics 59 (1): 220-30.) SOLO hexagons is a great way to introduce students of all ages to SOLO as a model of learning outcomes - loose ideas are important - connecting them in different ways makes them more interesting and shows more complex understanding. Sitting outside the clusters and asking - what is it all about? Leads to conceptual understanding, big picture thinking and insight. SOLO hexagons can be used to determine a student's depth of prior knowledge and understanding before starting to learn.

In this strategy for generating and connecting ideas, the students work in collaborative groups. The outcome differs according to the SOLO level: HookED SOLO Hexagon Generator Add content to hexagons using the online generator Download Blank SOLO Hexagon Templates File:HookED SOLO Hexagons Template Primary Y012.pdf File:HookED SOLO Hexagons Template Secondary.pdf.