Translate “learning how to learn” from a pedagogical principle into everyday classroom practice with this series. SOLO Taxonomy offers a clear, simple and robust way of identifying the level of cognitive complexity of learning intentions and outcomes, and consequently makes feedback and “feed forward” more effective in the learning process; ensuring learning outcomes are visible to teachers, students and parents, alike.
Focusing on SOLO Taxonomy’s common language of learning, this book assists teachers to write learning intentions and identify supporting strategies and success criteria, and students to self assess their learning outcomes.
About the Authors
Pam Hook is an educational consultant (HookED), who works with New Zealand schools to develop curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She has published articles on thinking, learning, e-learning and gifted education, writes curriculum material for government and business, directs Ministry of Education e-learning contracts and is co-author of two science textbooks widely used in New Zealand secondary schools. She is known for her educational blog (http://artichoke.typepad.com) and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences.
Julie Mills is an educational consultant in learning and teaching, a role she has enjoyed since 2005. Working in schools throughout New Zealand, her focus is on raising student achievement. With a depth of understanding of curriculum, achievement and assessment practices, she facilitates a range of contracts for the Ministry of Education, writes educational resources for both the public and private sectors and presents regularly at conferences. Julie has an extensive background in teaching at all primary and intermediate levels. She has also held senior management positions and was a founding school principal/head teacher for four years.