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Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist

This resource takes SOLO Taxonomy, an accessible, robust way of making learning visible to both teacher and students, and combines it with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community. It provides a strong model for what it takes to build students’ citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good. This title will be available 31st March 2017.

Ages: 5-18 years

About the Authors

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.
Pam Hook is an educational consultant (HookED, www.pamhook.com) 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 www.pinterest.nz/solotaxonomy.

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