Refine handbuilding 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 CUACER504, 'Refine handbuilding 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 handbuilt ceramics

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

1.2 Research ideas for handbuilt 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 handbuilt ceramic pieces to meet market or design brief needs

2. Determine safety requirements for handbuilt ceramic work

2.1 Investigate specific safety and sustainability issues for handbuilt 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. Handbuild ceramic items

3.1 Determine suitable forming methods for a range of handbuilt ceramic items

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

3.3 Define ceramic forms using appropriate assembly techniques

3.4 Prepare articles for further decoration

3.5 Use appropriate finishing and drying techniques on handbuilt items

4. Refine handbuilding skills

4.1 Develop increasing confidence and skill through practice and experimentation with handbuilt ceramic items

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

4.3 Evolve ideas and professional skill with handbuilt ceramic items through ongoing experimentation with technique

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

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

5. Evaluate own handbuilding work

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

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