Investigate and refine alternative approaches to photomedia

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 CUVPHI531A, 'Investigate and refine alternative approaches to photomedia'.
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

1. Research traditional and contemporary photomedia art

1.1 Support professional practice by expanding own knowledge of traditional and contemporary photomedia

1.2 Evaluate relationships between different photomedia works and the ideas they communicate

1.3 Adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property requirements

2. Research alternative photomedia processes and technologies

2.1 Evaluate alternative approaches for photomedia work

2.2 Investigate how particular processes, technologies and techniques work to achieve different effects

2.3 Research the detailed capabilities of different equipment

2.4 Determine limitations and constraints of particular technologies in terms of desired outcomes

2.5 Determine cost and supply parameters for different technologies and equipment

2.6 Assess the opportunities offered by different processes and technologies for own practice

3. Integrate technologies into own work

3.1 Evolve ideas and achieve desired outcomes through experimentation

3.2 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems based on developing expertise

3.3 Develop own style and own ways of working to achieve desired outcomes

3.4 Engage in informed discussion with others about the characteristics and opportunities of different approaches

3.5 Establish and follow safe work practices and systems for appropriate handling and storage of materials

3.6 Create a coherent body of photomedia work that shows command of selected technologies and processes

4. Evaluate own work

4.1 Discuss the development of own work with others and seek feedback

4.2 Seek and participate in conversations that challenge and explore different concepts and approaches

4.3 Reflect on the particular ways that experimentation with different technologies and materials has informed own photomedia work

4.4 Identify ways in which skills may be further developed as part of a professional practice and build ideas into future work