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Developing deep level learning using the SOLO Taxonomy 2022135WB

Nov 9, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

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Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 9 November 2022, 1.00 pm am to 3.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are a Principal, learning leader or P-12 teacher who wants to develop deep level learning using the SOLO Taxonomy.


The SOLO Taxonomy is a simple yet robust framework that can be used from P-12. The SOLO Taxonomy can inform and support the design and planning of learning intentions and success criteria that share explicit surface to deep level learning. The SOLO Taxonomy can support the development of a language of learning within the whole school context. In this webinar, the SOLO Taxonomy will be introduced and demonstrated in a practical way that will centre around developing surface to deep level understandings. Following this, teachers and school leaders will be guided in using SOLO Taxonomy to set learning goals, use models and exemplars, assess, and provide feedback.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                   
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes  


Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

5.  Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

6.  Engage in professional learning


Key takeaways               

A deeper understanding of how the research informs high-level teaching and learning practices in:

  • explicit instructional practice using the SOLO Taxonomy to support deep level learning
  • planning for effective deep level teaching and learning using curriculum documentation
  • use of learning intentions and success criteria using the SOLO Taxonomy to stimulate deep level learning
  • understanding the differences between surface and deep level learning with cognitive verbs
  • the setting of learning goals that move from surface to deep
  • use of models and exemplars
  • activating high-level feedback
  • developing self-regulated learners


Presenter information


Dr Sophie Specjal

Sophie is a highly experienced K-12 teacher and leader. She has taught and held leadership positions in both Primary and Secondary settings in multiple sectors for over the past 20 years. Sophie is currently completing her PhD with Professor John Hattie at the University of Melbourne. She has a passion and determination to translate essential educational research to the educational setting, keynoting at many leading international conferences recently working on many national and International projects including teaching high profile AFL coaches on the development of communicating their language and translation to players and internationally for National Geographic Learning in the USA.