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 CUAVOS403, 'Develop vocal techniques for musical theatre'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Develop vocal techniques for musical theatre' 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. Care for own voice
1.1 In consultation with appropriate personnel, analyse aspects of the human voice, especially those relevant to performers
1.2 Analyse physical problems and emotional states that can affect the voice
1.3 In consultation with appropriate personnel, discuss ways to avoid physical problems and strategies for addressing problems if they arise
1.4 Perform vocal warm-up procedures before starting vocal activities
1.5 Strengthen and expand vocal technique through regular exercises
2. Extend vocal techniques relevant to musical theatre
2.1 In consultation with appropriate personnel, plan practice sessions and strategies for developing vocal techniques
2.2 Analyse scripts for ideas of how to develop character, relationship and actions to suit the circumstances of scenes
2.3 Practise clear articulation and projection of spoken word using a natural voice
2.4 Practise performing with a free and strong breath to support effective delivery of spoken word texts
2.5 Communicate thoughts and feelings to an audience through effective delivery of spoken word texts
2.6 Apply knowledge of phonetics and speech rhythms to develop expertise in singing and speaking in a range of accents and dialects
2.7 Develop techniques for maintaining vocal consistency when moving from spoken to sung text
2.8 Use good posture and appropriate body positions to maintain technical facility and healthy performance habits
3. Maintain expertise
3.1 Maintain technical vocal facility through a range of physical movement
3.2 Maintain and update knowledge of musical theatre trends
3.3 Use feedback from others to identify and develop ways to improve own vocal skills
3.4 Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas, identifying trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique