Congratulations to Pam Hook and Julie Mills for their innovative work in introducing the SOLO Taxonomy and constructive alignment into the school system. This book demonstrates clearly how children can become participants in improving the quality of their own learning. --John Biggs, author
About the Author
Pam Hook is an educational consultant (HookED), who works with New Zealand schools to develop curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She has been awarded the Sandy Rothwell Prize for outstanding achievement in gifted education and has published articles on thinking, learning, e-learning and gifted education, writes curriculum material for government and business, directs Ministry of Education e-learning contracts and is co-author of two science textbooks widely used in New Zealand secondary schools. She is known for her educational blog (http://artichoke.typepad.com) and is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Julie Mills is an educational consultant in learning and teaching, a role she has enjoyed since 2005. Working in schools throughout New Zealand, her focus is on raising student achievement. With a depth of understanding of curriculum, achievement and assessment practices, she facilitates a range of contracts for the Ministry of Education, writes educational resources for both the public and private sectors and presents regularly at conferences. Julie has an extensive background in teaching at all primary and intermediate levels. She has also held senior management positions and was a founding school principal/head teacher for four years.