Evaluating the Quality of Learning

Evaluating the Quality of Learning

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Educational Psychology Series: Evaluating the Quality of Learning: The SOLO Taxonomy (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome) focuses on the approaches, methodologies, and techniques employed in the valuation of the quality of learning. The publication first offers information on the quality and quantity of learning and origin and description of the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy. Discussions focus on general intellectual development and the growth of quality; some assumptions and applications of stage theory; from developmental stage to levels of learning quality; and general intellectual development and the growth of quality. The text then examines the teaching of history, elementary mathematics, English, and geography. Topics include interpreting a map and drawing conclusions, explaining a natural phenomenon, appreciation of poetry, implications for the teaching of history, English, and mathematics, numbers and operations, and general application of SOLO to history. The manuscript takes a look at modern languages, place of the taxonomy in instructional design, and some methodological considerations. Concerns include alternative formats for obtaining SOLO responses, instructional processes, curriculum analysis, remediation, and teacher intentions. The publication is a vital source of data for educators interested in the SOLO taxonomy.The data for the present analysis were obtained at various times from high-school students in Grades 7 through 12. In most cases the students were asked either to select from a list of supplied topics or to make up their own topic if they wished and write an essay of a€œabout a page.a€ Topics included a€œA boating holiday, a€ a€œWhat to do on a really hot day, a€ a€œThe person Ia#39;d most like to be, a€ a€œWhat the world will be anbsp;...

Title:Evaluating the Quality of Learning
Author:John B. Biggs, Kevin F. Collis
Publisher:Academic Press - 2014-05-10


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