The SOLO Taxonomy is a means of classifying learning in terms of complexity, which in turn helps to identify the quality and depth of students’ understanding.

Many people use the SOLO Taxonomy to describe a learner’s progress from surface-level knowledge through to a deep, contextual understanding.

SOLO stands for the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes. It is a model first proposed by John Biggs and Kevin Collis (1982) in Evaluating the Quality of Learning: The SOLO Taxonomy. It has strong parallels with James Nottingham’s Learning Pit® and can help guide the feedback process.

Suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19, we can help you to:

  • Understand the relevance and use of The SOLO Taxonomy
  • Recognise the situations in which learners are ready to move from surface-level knowledge through to a deep, contextual understanding
  • Use the SOLO Taxonomy to plan for, guide, and evaluate learning progress
  • Combine preview strategies with the SOLO Taxonomy framework
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Challenging Learning Through Feedback

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Best book to support your learning:

Challenging Learning Through Feedback

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Further Reading

Best book to support your learning:

Challenging Learning Through Feedback

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Further Reading

Best book to support your learning

Challenging Learning Through Feedback

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Further Reading

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