Research dance concepts

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 CUARES401, 'Research dance concepts'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Research dance concepts' 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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

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

1. Clarify research brief

1.1 Confirm topic or content to be researched with relevant personnel, including deadline for completion

1.2 Determine issues and questions to be answered through research activity

1.3 Identify advantages and disadvantages of research and data-gathering techniques and choose those that best meet requirements

1.4 Discuss research ideas fully and constructively with relevant personnel and agree on format for presenting research findings

1.5 Take account of copyright, intellectual property and privacy legislation when planning research projects

2. Conduct research

2.1 Identify appropriate sources of information on contemporary dance concepts relevant to research briefs

2.2 Design research tools as required

2.3 Establish contact with a wide and varied range of sources to optimise information gathering using appropriate research equipment

2.4 Approach relevant sources promptly and in a way most likely to elicit the required information

2.5 Adjust research strategies as required without compromising outcomes

2.6 Maintain accurate and comprehensive records and details of information sources using an appropriate record-keeping system

3. Analyse research findings

3.1 Critically analyse and interpret research information

3.2 Develop a cohesive argument based on the analysis

3.3 Reference sources and develop a bibliography

3.4 Check facts to ensure their accuracy before including them in research findings

3.5 Make judgements about how much information to include in research findings, and be clear on the reasons for including it

3.6 Develop conclusions and recommendations as required, in consultation with relevant personnel

4. Present research

4.1 Organise information logically and clearly in the agreed format

4.2 Present information to relevant personnel by agreed deadline

4.3 Identify key issues for further research or discussion with relevant personnel

4.4 Seek feedback on the quality of research outcomes and note areas for improvement