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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

Pam Hook is an educational consultant (HookED Educational Consultancy, www.pamhook.com), who works with New Zealand and Australian schools to develop curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She has published articles on thinking, learning, e-learning and gifted education, and has written curriculum material for government and business. As well as authoring and co-authoring more than 15 books on SOLO Taxonomy (some of which have been translated into Danish), she is co-author of two science textbooks widely used in New Zealand secondary schools. She is also a popular keynote speaker at conferences.
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.
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