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SOLO Taxonomy

SOLO Taxonomy
SOLO Taxonomy (structure of observed learning outcomes) provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding – surface deep and conceptual (Biggs and Collis 1982). At the prestructural level of understanding, the task is inappropriately attacked, and the student has missed the point or needs help to start. The next two levels, unistructural and multistructural are associated with bringing in information (surface understanding). At the unistructural level, one aspect of the task is picked up, and student understanding is disconnected and limited. The jump to the multistructural level is quantitative. HookED uses a unique classroom based approach to SOLO Taxonomy. This approach has been endorsed by Professor John Biggs who has been very supportive of the work and outcomes in New Zealand schools by Hooked on Thinking and more recently HookED. ” …very interesting and a new direction for SOLO as far as I know. What am I learning? 1. SOLO is used to: References:

HOT SOLO Presentations From HookED Wiki Using SOLO Taxonomy in teaching and learning. Click on an image to download a presentation Biology Biology Unit 1: Introduction BiologyClassification of LifeEssential Characteristics of Life Hierarchy of LifeScientific MethodThree Domains of Life Unit 2: Chemistry of Life Biological MoleculesCarbohydratesLipidsMolecules of LifeNucleic Acids Polymers Positive & Negative Feedback LoopsProteinsWater & LifeWater - A Polar Molecule Unit 3: Cells Anaerobic RespirationATP: Adenosine TriphosphateA Tour of the CellBioenergetics Cancer - What is It? EnzymesEvolution of Cell CommunicationGibbs Free EnergyHomeostatic EvolutionInterstitial FluidLife Requires Free EnergyMeiosis Phases of MeiosisMitosis Phases of Mitosis Osmosis DemoPhotosynthesis & RespirationSignal Transduction PathwaysSodaria CrossThe Cell MembraneThe Importance of OxygenTransport Across the Cell MembranesWater PotentialWhy Are Cells Small Unit 4: Genetics Unit 5: Evolution AbiogenesisCladogramsCoevolutionEvidence for EvolutionEvidence for Evolution IIEvolution ContinuesExamples of Natural SelectionGenetic DriftMicroevolution Animals

Teaching SOLO taxonomy through SOLO taxonomy When I first started this blog, I was always quite keen to stay away from writing 'How to guides' or give detailed theoretical explanations of particular aspect of learning & teaching. Mainly because there are so many amazing educators out there who have already explained it and probably in a much better way than I ever will. I also like to 'tinker' with ideas and normally what I deliver in my teaching is an adapted version, usually pitched to the students that I learn with. But, I feel I am about to buck the trend and go against my initial aims. I am about to join the dark side! I first read about SOLO in 2009 but at the particular point I wasn't ready in my theory teaching to implement it. So now, back in 2012, I seem to have caught the SOLO bug and went on a big secret trial with my Year 10 & 11 GCSE PE theory groups. So, whatever I do, whether leading sessions for staff or teaching in lessons, I always think 'What could I do that helps people really get what I am talking about'.

Bioplek biologie voor het voortgezet (secundair) onderwijs SOLO Taxonomy Ppt Presentation SOLO Taxonomy : SOLO Taxonomy @ Malfroy A Way to Assess Thinking and Get the Kids to Assess Themselves Rationale: : Rationale: We want students to be able to assess their own thinking and be able to move themselves to the next level. We want to be able to assess their thinking for the same reason. Thinking is a key competency. Where to start: : Where to start: The language Put up displays of the rubrics Get your kids using the terminology… they’re never too young! Not just talking the talk : Not just talking the talk So let’s look more carefully at the levels: So how does this work with a topic? So how does this work with a topic? Some other Examples : Some other Examples What we need you to do : What we need you to do Term 2 Put up the display Get your class used to the terminology Design some rubrics Term 3 Plan a unit using the HOT maps – we’ll input more information at another meeting Please remember : Slide 23: Slide 24: SOLO Taxonomy - to help me assess my learning : My understanding of SOLO SOLO Taxonomy Prezi used for NQT Network Session 8th Dec’ 2011 SOLO Taxonomy on Prezi Other SOLO Presentations Like this: Like Loading... Canons Broadside