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SOLO Taxonomy in Physical Education Book 1

Learning through movement contexts

This series shows how SOLO Taxonomy, a simple but effective model of learning outcomes, can be used to build understanding in relation to each of the key competencies and PE strands of the New Zealand Curriculum. SOLO scaffolds learning with maps and self assessment rubrics carefully designed for particular learning experiences and levels of understanding, and each book contains a generous selection of examples demonstrating how these invaluable resources can be and are used effectively in any movement context.

Ages: 12-15 | Pages: 68 | Code: 5805 | ISBN: 9781927251294

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Pam Hook

Pam Hook is an educational consultant who advises schools and institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the Pacific Islands on developing curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Pam is author of more than 25 books on SOLO Taxonomy, including titles translated into Danish, and has developed a series of SOLO web-based apps, Apple iPad apps and YouTube videos. She hosts collaborative online communities for SOLO practitioners on Twitter @arti_choke @globalsolo and Pinterest
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Nicola Richards

Nicola Richards has taught physical education and health in New Zealand schools for the past 18 years. She is currently teaching at St Andrew’s College in Christchurch, where she has recently taken on the role of SOLO coordinator. She is passionate about creating meaningful physical education and encouraging literacy through movement contexts. As she also enjoys developing new resources for her department, Nicola leapt at the opportunity to co-author a book in an area to which she is so strongly committed.


PE in the New Zealand Curriculum4
Challenges and opportunities for PE teachers5
1. Introducing SOLO Taxonomy to physical education7
What is SOLO Taxonomy?7
Using SOLO in physical education8
Engaging students with SOLO16
2. SOLO strategies to develop the key competencies in PE32
Managing self 32 Participating and contributing37
Relating to others45
Using language, symbols and text49
Key competencies and learning logs53
3. SOLO strategies for personal health and physical development54
Using SOLO maps and rubrics55
Using SOLO hexagons62
Using the SOLO learning log64
Using SOLO paragraphs65
Further resources: HookED SOLO Describe++ map and rubric66