Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SOLO Taxonomy PD on planning an Inquiry Unit

Yesterday we had an excellent day at work on planning our next inquiry unit on Leisure and Labour and how it contributes to our society using Solo Taxonomy and constructive alignment. Constructive alignment comes from John Briggs who devised Solo Taxonomy, and is about divising direct teaching and learning activities that directly address the learning outcomes.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructive_alignmentWikipedia Also I like the concept of how the teacher has to provide a specified goal for the learner.  
Therefore, our planning has direct acts of teaching which relate back to the outcomes  we decided we wanted for our students, along with using the Solo maps, our students learn to use Solo Taxonomy as a way of supporting how to inquire using our inquiry model.
We still have some work to do to finalise the plan.  I find it exciting that we have rigor in our planning and how using Solo Taxonomy to help us plan gives us high expectations for the learning outcomes for our students. 

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