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SOLO Taxonomy: Four ways to give yourself a cognitive workout

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SOLO Taxonomy - Biggs and Collis 1982 The Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes Biggs, J.B., and Collis, K.F. (1982) Evaluating the Quality of Learning-the SOLO Taxonomy (1st ed) New York: Academic Press.

Prestructural Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

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Extended Abstract


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“… the higher level contains the lower level, plus a bit more.” Biggs and Tang 2009 p78

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‌ plus a bit more quantitative and qualitative capacity, relationships, consistency and closure, and structure

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Cognitive Workout #1 Capacity

Increase the demand on the amount of working memory needed to accomplish the task. Š HookED Pam Hook, 2012. All rights reserved.


Increase demand on your working memory

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Increase demand on your working memory

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Increase demand on your working memory

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Increase demand on your working memory

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Increase demand on your working memory

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Cognitive Workout #2 Relationships

Increase the number and the quality of the relationships between the question and the response. Š HookED Pam Hook, 2012. All rights reserved.


Complicate the relationship

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Complicate the relationship

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Complicate the relationship

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Complicate the relationship

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Complicate the relationship

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Cognitive Workout #3 Consistency and closure

Balance two opposing needs.

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Negotiate with consistency and closure

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Negotiate with consistency and closure

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Negotiate with consistency and closure

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Negotiate with consistency and closure

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Negotiate with consistency and closure

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Cognitive Workout #4 Structure

Building, integrating, and generalising.

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Build bigger and better ideas

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Build bigger and better ideas

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Build bigger and better ideas

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Build bigger and better ideas

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References Biggs, J.B., & Collis, K. F. (1982). Evaluating the quality of learning: The SOLO taxonomy (structure of the observed learning outcome). New York: Academic Press. Hattie, J. A. C., and Brown, G.T.L. (2004). Cognitive processes in asTTle: The SOLO taxonomy. asTTle Technical Report (No.43). Auckland: University of Auckland and the Ministry of Education. Hook, P. (2012). Teaching and Learning: tales from the ampersand. In L. Rowan and C. Bigum (Eds), Future Proofing Education: Transformative approaches to new technologies and student diversity in futures oriented classrooms. Springer. Š HookED Pam Hook, 2012. All rights reserved.


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