Published in The Journal of Educational Alternatives, this paper by Sally Rix and Stephan McElwee describes the potential of a Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE) to increase engagement and learning in a low achievement cohort of Year 8 pupils in a secondary school in England. This paper discusses the strengths and limitations of SOLE in this context and describes significant improvements in learning generated by effective peer support from Sixth Form mediators.
Citation: Rix, S, McElwee, S. What happens if students are asked to learn geography content, specifically population, through SOLE?. Other Education: The Journal of Educational Alternatives 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1, 30-54.