Refine throwing techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACER503, 'Refine throwing techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop ideas for thrown ceramics

1.1 Evaluate creative and professional opportunities offered by thrown ceramics for own approach to work

1.2 Research ideas for thrown work from historical and contemporary references

1.3 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches from other practitioners and comply with intellectual property requirements

1.4 Refine ideas through experimentation and create designs for a range of thrown ceramic pieces to meet market or design brief needs

2. Determine safety requirements for thrown ceramic work

2.1 Investigate specific safety and sustainability issues for thrown ceramic work

2.2 Set up work space, equipment, tools and materials according to safety requirements

2.3 Establish, follow and monitor safe work practices during production of work

3. Throw, turn and finish ceramic items

3.1 Determine and use suitable throwing methods for a range of ceramic items

3.2 Throw individual items and sets to design requirements for form and function

3.3 Define ceramic forms using appropriate assembly finishing techniques

3.4 Trim and prepare articles for further decoration

4. Refine throwing technique

4.1 Develop increasing confidence and skill to a professional level through extensive practice at the wheel

4.2 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems in thrown ceramic projects based on developing expertise

4.3 Evolve ideas and professional throwing skill through ongoing experimentation with a broad range of equipment, tools, materials and advanced techniques

4.4 Develop own ways of working with throwing techniques to create individual style

4.5 Create a coherent body of thrown ceramic work that shows command of selected techniques

5. Evaluate own thrown work

5.1 Evaluate development of own technique for thrown ceramic work with others and seek feedback

5.2 Identify ways to further develop throwing techniques as part of a professional ceramics practice and build ideas into future work