Solo taxonomy is a learning technique that allows students to learn and work at their own pace. It is made up of 5 different stages:
Prestructual - the student is not sure about the subject
Unistructual - The student has one idea about the subject
Multistructual - The student has several ideas about the subject
Relational - The student can link ideas together to make a bigger picture
Extended abstract - The student can look at ideas in a new and different way.
The stations can be dotted around the classroom or given to students in a list. It is a great use or revision and learning new subjects quicker. It can be used in most subjects and we have used it in geography and psychology.
We like using solo taxonomy because it is easy to use and allows us time to gradually understand a subject instead of moving on quickly.
By Phoebe BARNSLEY and Jasmine DEVINE