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SOLO vs SOLO2.0 SOLO 2.0 October 24, 2022 by PeterT Posted in: Description, Explanation, Opinion

The Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy was developed by John Biggs and Kevin Collis (1982) to support the assessment of learning, by identifying the sophistication of the learner’s understanding (mental model). This post suggests a couple of shortcomings of the taxonomy and a revised taxonomy (SOLO2.0) which helps to address them. (more…)

Quality education and standardisation WES follow up March 20, 2022 by PeterT Posted in: Links

If you want to follow up on any of the issues I raised in my presentation at the World Education Summit on the 22nd March 2022 then this is a great place to start, as it provides references and links to additional information that underpinned the presentation. (more…)

Fullan (2018) cover Fullan’s seminal ideas on educational change October 18, 2021 by PeterT Posted in: Description

Michael Fullan is a (or perhaps the) world leading authority on educational change. So when he identifies 'seminal ideas' on educational change it is worth engaging with them. Here is a summary of his 12 seminal ideas, which he identified in his auto-biography. (more…)

Which school would you choose? Subjective well-being – the ultimate metric? September 26, 2021 by PeterT Posted in: Opinion, Policy, Practice

It seems reasonable to want to be able to evaluate the effectiveness of public schooling. The problem is that the metrics that are currently used are inadequate and distort practice. Would the subjective well-being of the school community be a better metric and if so how could you measure it? (more…)

Covid-19 Education Neoliberalism COVID-19, education, neoliberalism September 26, 2021 by PeterT Posted in: Opinion

Are you familiar with the game rock, paper, scissors? (Rock beats scissors, paper beats rock, scissors beats paper). I think we need a modern version: COVID-19, education, neoliberalism. Let me explain ... (more…)