Inquiry and SOLO taxonomy

"What is SOLO Taxonomy? 

SOLO is a model or taxonomy of learning. 

The SOLO model classifies students’ learning outcomes from any activity, unit or classroom programme. 

Teachers and students can use it to easily sort learning outcomes into three levels of knowledge: 

• surface knowledge 

• deep knowledge 

• conceptual (or constructed) knowledge. 

What does SOLO stand for? SOLO is an acronym for the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome. 

Who developed this model of learning? University academics, Biggs and Collis, developed SOLO after researching samples of students’ thinking in many different subjects (and across many different levels)".

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