Refine sculptural 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 CUASCU501, 'Refine sculptural techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Refine sculptural techniques' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Research sculptural ideas and techniques

1.1 Support professional practice by expanding knowledge of historical and contemporary sculpture

1.2 Research ways that other artists have used different sculptural techniques

1.3 Investigate how particular sculptural techniques work to achieve different technical effects

1.4 Evaluate the relationships between sculptural techniques and ideas

1.5 Adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches and comply with intellectual property requirements

2. Select sculptural techniques for refinement

2.1 Evaluate creative and professional opportunities offered by different sculptural techniques

2.2 Identify and assess limitations and constraints of particular techniques

2.3 Select a broad range of sculptural techniques for refinement

3. Determine safety requirements for sculptural work

3.1 Investigate safety issues associated with sculptural work

3.2 Set up work space, equipment, tools and materials according to safety requirements

3.3 Establish and follow safe work practices

3.4 Monitor key safety issues during production of the work

4. Consolidate sculptural technique to professional level

4.1 Develop increasing confidence and skill through practice and experimentation

4.2 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems in sculptural projects based on developing expertise

4.3 Challenge and test ideas and use creative thinking techniques to encourage new and unpredictable ideas to emerge

4.4 Evolve ideas and other professional skills through ongoing experimentation with technique

4.5 Develop own ways of working with techniques to create individual style

4.6 Create a coherent body of sculptural work that shows command of selected sculptural techniques

5. Evaluate own sculptural technique

5.1 Evaluate development of own technique with others and seek feedback

5.2 Seek and participate in professional discussions that challenge and explore different concepts and approaches

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

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