Collaborative Learning

SOLO Taxonomy for Deepening the Learning Journey

Creating a sustainable depth of knowledge in students is an ongoing challenge in education. Heather Clements highlights the benefits of using a structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) to help students progress with an increased level of complexity and cognitive challenges.

As an independent consultant I have the privilege of observing lessons in a wide range of schools across all ages and all subjects. This has given me a significant insight into the challenges facing teachers today. Faced with an ever-rising expectation of pupil outcomes and an increasingly complex pupil cohort, teachers are having to work harder than ever. However, that hard work has not consistently resulted in sufficiently improved outcomes for pupils, particularly in subjects where depth of understanding rather than acquisition of knowledge is required.

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