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 CUADAN609, 'Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Extend cultural dance performance skills to a professional level' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Undertake practice sessions to prepare for rehearsals
1.1 Clarify intent of performance for intended audience
1.2 Discuss aspects of own role with relevant personnel
1.3 In practice sessions, execute exercises and sequences that demonstrate mastery of technique in the required cultural dance style
1.4 Execute exercises and complex dance sequences with high levels of concentration and agility
1.5 Apply critical analysis skills to review own progress towards achieving performance standard in required cultural dance style
1.6 Respond to constructive feedback and advice from relevant personnel
2. Rehearse cultural dance sequences
2.1 Communicate in a way that contributes to a constructive rehearsal atmosphere
2.2 Respond promptly to direction
2.3 Practise and rehearse sequences until performance standard is reached
2.4 Refine own performance in group dances and solo sequences as required
2.5 Improve own performance by incorporating relevant advice and feedback
2.6 Engage fully in the artistic process to optimise the overall performance effect
3. Perform cultural dance sequences
3.1 Observe safe dance practice by performing warm-up and warm-down activities in conjunction with performance activities
3.2 Apply a range of strategies to overcome performance anxiety
3.3 Adapt performances to the scale and nature of the venue, audience requirements and health and safety considerations
3.4 Maintain concentration and stamina for the duration of performances
3.5 Implement principles and characteristics of various performance techniques to convey choreographic intent
3.6 Respond promptly and creatively to contingencies where required to maintain the integrity of performances
4. Evaluate cultural dance performances
4.1 Analyse performances against previous work and creative goals to assess own technical and artistic development
4.2 Identify and observe weaknesses and errors in performances and develop strategies to improve performance
4.3 Analyse and evaluate feedback and develop strategies for possible adjustments to future work
5. Develop professional practice
5.1 Refine professional work ethic
5.2 In consultation with teachers and mentors, develop realistic parameters for extending scope of performance practice
5.3 Identify regimes and artistic strategies to refine own performance technique
5.4 Incorporate dance and stage terminology, cultural values and stylistic considerations into discussions, and practice and performance activities