‘What is it and how could it help me and my pupils?’
SOLO stands for Structured Overview of Learning Outcomes.It is a model of learning that helps to develop acommon understanding and language of learning that helps teachers and pupils understand the learning process.
The taxonomy helps us to decide what level our learning and thinking is currently at.There are 5 levels each represented by a particular diagram.
PRESTRUCTURAL:Ideas I am not sureabout/that I need helpwith
RELATIONAL:I have several ideasabout…I can link them to the bigpicture.
EXTENDED ABSTRACT:I have several ideas about…I can link them to the bigpicture.I can look at these ideasin a new and differentway.
SO DID WE UNDERSTAND ALL OF THAT?• To demonstrate our understanding of SOLO so far, you are going to be presented with some statements about X-Factor and Liverpool FC.• You will need to arrange these statements into the correct SOLO thinking and learning levels.
So how do we actually use all of this? Feedback - Feedforward
Why should you bother? • Easy model of learning and thinking – evidence based. • Put pupils in the ‘driving seat’.• Less emphasis on task and more on the outcome (unlike Blooms!). • Cross-curricular.
Next steps?• Schemes of Work / Link to exams / A-Level essay writing /