Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think and Make Observations Like a Scientist Series

To think and observe like a scientist is to be curious – curious about the natural and physical world. Crucially, curious minds lead to the scientific discoveries and innovations that benefit economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing. To support teachers in the productive and rewarding task of developing curious scientific minds, this series harnesses SOLO Taxonomy – an accessible, robust way of making learning visible to both teacher and students – in combination with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies.

Ages: 5-18 years

About the Authors

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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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Willem Tolhoek

Willem Tolhoek has been a science educator in New Zealand secondary schools since 2005. He has a passion for developing literacy and engaging students in science. As acting Head of Learning Area in Science for four years, he has worked with Pam Hook to further integrate the use of SOLO Taxonomy into the science curriculum as a way of moving students’ surface-level thinking to a deeper level of understanding. Willem is a proud father of Isobel and is thankful for the support of his partner, Tegan.