Develop and apply ceramic glazes

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 CUACER505, 'Develop and apply ceramic glazes'.
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 glazing ceramic items

1.1 Evaluate potential for new and original approaches to own glazed ceramic work, including use of original glazes

1.2 Research glazing ideas 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 and confirm ideas through research, experimentation and testing

2. Modify and test existing glaze recipes

2.1 Investigate and respond to specific safety and sustainability issues for glaze work

2.2 Modify and test existing glaze recipes on various clay bodies and in various kiln firing conditions

2.3 Achieve different effects through exploration and experimentation with a broad range of advanced glazing techniques, equipment and tools

2.4 Label and store glazes safely

3. Formulate original glaze recipes

3.1 Analyse glaze science and chemistry to inform ideas for original glaze recipes

3.2 Research how raw ingredients and formulas achieve different effects

3.3 Formulate own glaze recipes that aim to achieve predictable fired results

3.4 Test original glazes on various clay bodies and in various kiln firing conditions, and record data

4. Create a body of glazed work

4.1 Select and use recipes and glaze application techniques according to required effect and modify application as required

4.2 Decorate surfaces with glaze using techniques and tools selected from own experimentation

4.3 Evaluate and respond to potential for changes in application methods

4.4 Fire the glazed form at the appropriate temperature and kiln atmosphere

4.5 Modify glazes to correct faults and technical problems

4.6 Maintain accurate records and data for glazing and firing processes

5. Evaluate glaze work

5.1 Evaluate glaze work from an aesthetic and functional perspective

5.2 Evaluate development of own technique for glazed ceramic work with others and seek feedback

5.3 Evaluate particular ways that experimentation with different techniques has informed own artwork

5.4 Identify ways to further develop glazing techniques as part of professional ceramics practice and build ideas into future work