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SOLO taxonomy

SOLO taxonomy
I am pleased to say that John Biggs himself has endorsed this representation of his ideas; "I've just found your website on SOLO et al. via google. I'm delighted! Your diagrams of prestructural-extended abstract are very elegant..." (Unsolicited email, 29 May 2005) The SOLO taxonomy stands for: Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes It describes level of increasing complexity in a student's understanding of a subject, through five stages, and it is claimed to be applicable to any subject area. I confess to a slight distrust of this kind of "progressive" model, which aspires inexorably to a final state. However, the emerging field of work on Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge links in very effectively with the SOLO taxonomy and offers some points about how the above issues might be addressed. There is a small but enthusiastic group of teachers using the SOLO taxonomy to structure their teaching in schools, and blogging about it.

The Learning Spy - Reflections on my teaching & their learning Jer selv Study Vibe - How to study - study skills for primary and high school students Authentic Tasks Authentic Tasks Characteristics of Authentic Tasks Types of Authentic Tasks Authentic Task: An assignment given to students designed to assess their ability to apply standard-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges In other words, a task we ask students to perform is considered authentic when 1) students are asked to construct their own responses rather than select from ones presented and 2) the task replicates challenges faced in the real world. (Of course, other definitions abound.) If I were teaching you how to play golf, I would not determine whether you had met my standards by giving you a multiple-choice test. I would put you out on the golf course to "construct your own responses" in the face of real-world challenges. However, these tasks are not just assessments. Another way that authentic assessment is commonly distinguished from traditional assessment is in terms of their defining attributes. Traditional ------------------------------------------- Authentic Also, see

SOLO taxonomy A few weeks ago I rather rashly offered to present on SOLO taxonomy to the North Somerset Aspire network. As always with this sort of foolishness it’s made me consider my understanding of the subject in a lot more depth. Before the Summer I’d never even heard of it. So, after cannibalising Tait’s Prezi, I began putting together a presentation which said what I thought needed saying. And here are the bits and bobs to go with the presentation : 'Grown up' statements on AfL to classify And the SOLO levels sheet to help prompt the AfL card sort: And the 'meta' hexagons (which are really just hexagons about SOLO and probably a bit of a disappointment) And just in case anyone’s not had enough about SOLO rammed down their throats recently, here’s a collection of posts which touch on it. Please leave any comments: always value formative feedback. Update: here’s my new SOL reflections display: Like this: Like Loading...

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Alternative_Assessment Alternative/Performance-Based Assessment(See Links Below) There are generally two kinds of data used in educational assessment or evaluation, quantitative and qualitative. A quantitative measurement uses values from an instrument based on a standardized system that intentionally limits data collection to a selected or predetermined set of possible responses. Tasks used in performance-based assessment include essays, oral presentations, open-ended problems, hands-on problems, real-world simulations and other authentic tasks. Performance-based assessment is sometimes characterized as assessing real life, with students assuming responsibility for self-evaluation. In broad terms, there are three types of performance-based assessment: performances, portfolios, and projects. Return to emTech's Home Page

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