Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

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 CUVSCU401A, 'Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture' 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

1. Develop proficiency with a range of sculptural techniques and media

1.1 Evaluate the potential for new approaches to sculpture based on capabilities of techniques already used

1.2 Adapt or introduce new tools, equipment and materials to achieve different effects

1.3 Extend the capabilities of sculptural techniques through experimentation

1.4 Take account of the safety and sustainability considerations for different techniques and media

2. Develop ideas for sculptures

2.1 Articulate creative and other goals for sculpture work

2.2 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches from other practitioners with consideration of intellectual property requirements

2.3 Apply knowledge of different sculptural techniques to inform ideas

2.4 Allow techniques and ideas to work together to inform each other

2.5 Consider the professional potential and other criteria of work when developing ideas

2.6 Refine and confirm ideas based on experimentation, research and collaboration with others

3. Organise sculpture resources

3.1 Assess specific resource requirements for the chosen work

3.2 Research and access potential sources of supply for sculpture resources

3.3 Evaluate cost and other constraints that impact on the development of work

3.4 Evaluate and respond to presentation considerations for finished sculptures

3.5 Set up or coordinate resource requirements according to safety and other workplace requirements

4. Create finished sculptures

4.1 Create sculptures using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation

4.2 Review and refine ideas and approaches based on ongoing experience with the production of work

4.3 Use safe and sustainable work practices throughout the production of sculptures

4.4 Document and record the development of the work and the research and ideas that inform it

5. Evaluate own sculptural work

5.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development and technical execution

5.2 Identify areas for future improvement especially in terms of own skill development

5.3 Discuss completed work with others and respond positively to feedback