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The IUP Journal of English Studies :
The Feasibility of Learning English by Special Children Through SOLO Taxonomy
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The need for featured education increases as the world enlarges in terms of development. Being a global language, English is considered as the second language in most of the schools in India. This paper focuses on the special children as learners of English as the second language and on learning English language in a simple and easy way through SOLO Taxonomy, an outcome-based learning methodology. The paper also focuses on the students’ capability of learning the task from the simple level to the complex level. It also explains the main activities involved in teaching English to the special children through SOLO taxonomy.

 
 
 

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” says Margaret Mead (Horn 2004). The thought process of the children is being built through education. Educating a special child is more difficult than educating a normal child. Several behavioristic teaching methodologies are adopted to teach special children, and to some extent they are successful. These behavioristic teaching methods enable them to take care of themselves. To lift the teaching methods to the next level, SOLO taxonomy was introduced. SOLO taxonomy paves the way for cognitive learning, and it combines with behavioristic teaching method to teach English language to the mentally challenged children.

 
 
 

Feasibility of Learning English, SOLO Taxonomy