SOLO based approaches and effective strategies
The meta language for learning from The Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) model (Biggs and Collis, 1998) allows schools to teach for this understanding of thinking. The five levels of learning outcome in SOLO (prestructural, unistructural, multistructural, relational, extended abstract) enables the thinking toolbox to be classified against different complexities of learning outcomes rather than against critical, creative and caring thinking outcomes. For an example of this approach see File:HOT SOLO Coded Thinking Interventions.pdf
Using SOLO levels to differentiate learning outcomes can be applied to any approach and or strategy used for thinking - enabling both teachers and students to better target support for specific learning outcomes. Refer examples in the table below.