Using SOLO Taxonomy to Make Observations like a Scientist
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Code: ESSR-51078 Author: Pam Hook & Willem Tolhoek ISBN/EAN: 9781776555345
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.
This book establishes the foundations by showing how to access learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community rather than by framing young people as a captive audience to "edu-tain" or "deliver to". It explores how to use SOLO Taxonomy to think scientifically in relation to each of the science capabilities. Here you will find a strong model for what it takes to build students' citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good.
Building on these ideas this book zooms in on the specific science capability of gathering and interpreting data. It offers a series of simple paired experiments that increase in complexity and involve contexts that are familiar and important to students. Along with each experiment is in-depth information for teachers, such as the rationale behind the experiment, key steps to build observation competencies and questions to prompt scientific observations and next steps.
Also identified are relevant SOLO maps to support scientific literacy and SOLO self-assessment rubrics for formative and summative assessment.