Five Easy Pieces

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

From “shallow learning” to “deep learning” in Five Easy Pieces*


I asked my Year 8 class to research Respiration using SOLO Taxonomy – they collated facts and information about their chosen subject (red blood cell, oxygen etc) this lended itself to “shallow learning” – unistructural and multistructural. Working collaboratively they then discussed which parts links with which – e.g the red blood cell links with oxygen, carbon dioxide etc – this was the relational stage. The class then co-constructed a video to explain what they had learnt – they had reached extended abstract.





* Five Easy Pieces is a film starring Jack Nicholson… is very good.

  1. […] SOLO poster comes courtesy of the marvellous Tait Coles. […]

  2. Lisa Ashes says:

    You’ve just got to love it when that happens! Not only do pupils learn but they can see themselves doing it. How do you get permission for the video? Do you have to ask all parents? I’ve been videoing all year since we introduced Iris. I have some great moments on digital.

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