Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance 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 CUADAN508, 'Develop expertise in allied contemporary dance 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

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

1. Extend skills in improvisation

1.1 Respond to a variety of teaching methods and approaches to developing improvisation skills

1.2 Practise performing improvisation tasks of increasing complexity and diversity

1.3 Demonstrate an expanded movement vocabulary in response to various stimuli

1.4 Integrate ways of responding to stimuli on the move and in the moment

1.5 Incorporate understanding of the range of options available to begin improvising through watching, initiating and responding

1.6 Embody energy concepts in improvisation tasks

2. Develop skills in mat work

2.1 Perform exercises specifically designed to build strength for tumbling and increasing technical skills

2.2 Apply knowledge of anatomy and alignment to extend control in inverted weight-bearing positions

2.3 Perform rolls from static start and from jumps

2.4 Perform a wide range of acrobatic skills in relation to allied contemporary dance technique attributes

2.5 Apply physical skills and adaptability in a range of diverse settings

3. Extend skills in duo

3.1 Extend expertise in safe rolling, falling and lifting techniques

3.2 Practise falling safely individually and in partnership situations

3.3 Cooperate with and develop rapport with partner during rehearsals

3.4 Practise timing and weight centring with partner

3.5 Extend ways in which improvisation can be used to extend choreographic possibilities at a basic level

3.6 Show strength, precision and increasing agility in all aspects of footwork

4. Maintain expertise in contemporary dance techniques

4.1 Apply professional work ethic and basic performance psychology techniques to practice and performance activities

4.2 Incorporate injury-prevention techniques into dance and movement activities

4.3 Use feedback from others to identify and develop ways to improve own contemporary dance technique and group work

4.4 Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas, identifying trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique