The structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy model: How effective is it?
This article explores the benefits of the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy model by undertaking a comparative literature review. As a result of this it was possible to highlight many positive effects of using SOLO that were found to be common throughout the literature, although potential issues within the taxonomy were also discovered. It was found that SOLO is a valuable tool in many ways especially with respect to its measurability, flexibility and potential to increase quality of learning and motivation towards deeper learning. It can also be valuable towards preparing for and performing in assessment, however its potential for ambiguity and low inter-rater reliability needs to be addressed with more research before the use of SOLO in 21st century education should increase.
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