How to use SOLO Maps

October 2, 2017

I am doubly chuffed to report that the ever fabulous architect and designer Nick Denton has finished the last seven SOLO maps in the “How to … series” – of HookED SOLO Map animations. You can view the 14 SOLO Map animations playlist on my YouTube Channel . This body of work matters – is […]

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SOLO Spidergrams and Holistic Measures of Progress

September 20, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Monitoring holistic AND itemised assessment matters, but to paraphrase Chesterton: “Monitoring both holistic and atomised assessment has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” It is easy to come up with contexts where atomised assessment gives an unrealistic picture of student progress in the […]

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Remedies for Critical Thinking

July 1, 2016

RE: Remedies for Brain Workers wishing to avoid Brain Fag I have always enjoyed Michael Scriven’s take on critical thinking. In my opinion it is a reliable and valid remedy for Brain Workers wishing to avoid Brain Fag Critical thinking is skilled and active interpretation and evaluation of observations and communications, information and argumentation as […]

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When I look at SOLO learning intentions I see broccoli

July 4, 2013

I have been thinking about SOLO differentiated learning intentions, and all those other serial self-similar patterns of complexity in everyday life. When you divide a fractal pattern into parts you get a nearly identical but reduced in size copy of the whole. Creating SOLO differentiated success criteria for SOLO coded tasks (aka learning intentions) is […]

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Many ways to skin a cat.

March 26, 2013

Just thinking about SOLO Taxonomy and differentiation.

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