To understand what SOLO
taxonomy is.

I can identify
the basics of
SOLO
taxonomy

I can describe
what SOLO
taxonomy is and...
SOLO Taxonomy
A simple method of developing a deeper
understanding about a topic.
Allows your thinking to go beyond that t...
SOLO taxonomy levels
SOLO taxonomy divides knowledge into five
levels. Each level has a picture representing it.
Pre-struc...
SOLO taxonomy levels
I’m now going to explain the levels to you, using
an example question:
What do you know about footbal...
Pre-structural – hardly any knowledge

What do you
know about
football?

What’s
football?
Uni-structural – you know something
about the topic – but not a lot
What do you
know about
football?

Players kick a
footb...
Multi-structural – you have a number of
ideas
What do you
know about
football?

It’s a game played
between two teams,
they...
Relational – you have a number of ideas
and can make links between them

What do you
know about
football?

It’s a game of ...
Extended Abstract - Relational – you have a number of ideas, can make
links between them and can add some new or extended ...
SOLO sort activity
I’m going to give you some printed off examples of
SOLO taxonomy knowledge about topics you know
about....
Task
What is your understanding of SOLO taxonomy?

Write a paragraph explaining SOLO taxonomy
and explain if you think it ...
Task
Now swap work with the person next to you.

Read their work and assess what their
knowledge of SOLO is, based on the ...
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Solo Taxonomy: An introduction by Jack Cassidy

  1. 1. To understand what SOLO taxonomy is. I can identify the basics of SOLO taxonomy I can describe what SOLO taxonomy is and understand the various levels I can analyse how SOLO taxonomy could be helpful to my learning.
  2. 2. SOLO Taxonomy A simple method of developing a deeper understanding about a topic. Allows your thinking to go beyond that topic into other areas. Shows you what to do next if you’re stuck. Great for peer assessment. (It’s amazing).
  3. 3. SOLO taxonomy levels SOLO taxonomy divides knowledge into five levels. Each level has a picture representing it. Pre-structural Uni-structural Multi-structural Relational Extended Abstract
  4. 4. SOLO taxonomy levels I’m now going to explain the levels to you, using an example question: What do you know about football? Please write down notes about the levels on your sheets provided.
  5. 5. Pre-structural – hardly any knowledge What do you know about football? What’s football?
  6. 6. Uni-structural – you know something about the topic – but not a lot What do you know about football? Players kick a football around.
  7. 7. Multi-structural – you have a number of ideas What do you know about football? It’s a game played between two teams, they use a football and it’s played on a pitch.
  8. 8. Relational – you have a number of ideas and can make links between them What do you know about football? It’s a game of skill played between two teams of 11 players on a grass pitch. The idea is to score more goals that your opposing team, whilst trying not to concede any goals. The 11 players play in different positions, and a manager or coach decides the teams tactics.
  9. 9. Extended Abstract - Relational – you have a number of ideas, can make links between them and can add some new or extended thinking. What do you know about football? It’s a game of skill played between two teams of 11 players on a grass pitch. The idea is to score more goals that your opposing team, whilst trying not to concede any goals. The 11 players play in different positions, and a manager or coach decides the teams tactics. Knowing each team’s strengths and weaknesses, such as players injured, suspensions or current form could help you predict the result of a match.
  10. 10. SOLO sort activity I’m going to give you some printed off examples of SOLO taxonomy knowledge about topics you know about. In small groups I want you to read, discuss and place the examples next to the correct SOLO taxonomy level. Are you confident to do this? Any questions before we start?
  11. 11. Task What is your understanding of SOLO taxonomy? Write a paragraph explaining SOLO taxonomy and explain if you think it will be useful.
  12. 12. Task Now swap work with the person next to you. Read their work and assess what their knowledge of SOLO is, based on the SOLO levels.

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