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The SOLO Taxonomy

SOLO, which stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcome, provides a systematic way of describing how a learner's performance grows in complexity when mastering many tasks. It describes a general sequence in the grasp of tasks which increase in complexity from Pre-structural through to Extended abstract. Run your mouse cursor over each level of the graph below to obtain some suggested Action Verbs for that level of understanding.

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