Refine aural perception skills

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 CUAMLT501, 'Refine aural perception skills'.
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. Set personal goals for extending own aural perception skills

1.1 Identify the applications of aural perception skills most relevant to own music practice in consultation with appropriate people

1.2 Determine appropriate practise techniques and tools for improving own mastery of aural skills for rhythmic, melodic and harmonic music structures

1.3 Identify the genres and styles in own music practice that need attention in the context of refining aural perception skills

1.4 Prepare a plan for own skill development, including a timeline and criteria for measuring improvements

1.5 Discuss plan with appropriate personnel, and incorporate feedback as required

2. Expand methods for aural recognition and transcription of music

2.1 Analyse terminology and conventions of music forms, music notation and music structures, and apply to improving own aural perception skills

2.2 Develop ways of hearing music and techniques to improve aural identification and memory, and apply to recognition and reproduction of relevant music structures

2.3 Develop skills in music writing connected with aural transcription skills

2.4 Explore more advanced rhythmic, melodic and harmonic structures connected with aural recognition and transcription skill development

2.5 Develop aural identification of instrumental timbres, textures, formal structural elements and other aspects of musical expression

3. Apply improved aural perception skills

3.1 Extend aural recognition of pitch to a wider repertoire of intervals, scales, and longer, more complex melodic phrases

3.2 Extend aural recognition of rhythm to more complex time signatures and rhythmic phrases, including syncopation

3.3 Extend aural recognition of harmony to a wider repertoire of chords, extended chords and more complex progressions

3.4 Discuss application of advanced aural perception skills with peers, and incorporate new ideas and techniques into own music practice

4. Evaluate own skill development

4.1 Monitor own progress against personal goals and skill development plan

4.2 Discuss progress of skill development with appropriate people, and act on feedback as required

4.3 Identify personal strengths and weaknesses as a means of improving own work

4.4 Evaluate overall effectiveness of learning methods in the expansion of aural perception skills