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My interest in the idea of sharing pedagogical purposes comes directly with the contact I have had with the Project for Enhancing Effective Learning at Monash University in Australia. Now each of these teachers were very active in establishing learning agendas with their classes. The impact they were having was inspiring. Each classroom tool can have a purpose beyond delivering content, and this needs to be shared.
I suppose the purpose of this website is collate, crystalise and open dialogues about how to increase this within classrooms. As the quote from Carl Bereiter illustrates this classroom methodology can empower our students.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Solo taxonomy and Connectives.


My comrade in SOLO @clarky099 a little while back started to compile connectives that would encourage students to think at the next level. I have two lessons coming up, one of which is perfect for training the use of them, soon to be followed by  an extended writing task. It is obvious that not only  the  literacy will be enhanced,  but also in the thought behind the writing by use of these connectives. Building on the Damien's work, I have added and classified some connective against (and for use with ) SOLO taxonomy. Im hoping to gather more and especially collate some subject specific ones. 

I'm using these tomorrow by (hopefully) listening in to student conversations and making notes on Post it notes to capture the connectives being used. At regular intervals I will use these notes to debrief the student conversation and hopefully modify it, so that they at the very least begin to use these connectives as part of their conversations. 


There is a Google doc if anyone cares to contributeSOLO CONNECTIVES


Extended AbstractIn conclusion …
In summary …
To sum up …
Overall …
On the whole …
To conclude …
So, to round up..
That will lead to..
If ...then..
Its just like ....because...
Relational More importantly …
This can be proven by
… so …
As a result of …
… because …
This means that … Equally …
As with …
… are ....
As for …
… whereas …
… while …
similar in that

Mainly …
Mostly …
Usually …
Unfortunately …
Most often
Due to the fact that …
… due to …
… therefore …
… caused …
This caused
Compared with …
Similarly …
In the same way …
Likewise …
However …
On the other hand …
… although …
Despite this …
On the contrary …
Instead …
But...
When...
Multistructural
Firstly, secondly,
Finally …
To being with …
On top of this …
In addition to this …
Additionally …
… and …
… also …
… as well …
Futhermore …
Another …
Not only … but also

UnistructuralFor example …
For instance …
Such as …