Promote innovation and change through extension

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 PSPSCI006, 'Promote innovation and change through extension'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Promote innovation and change through extension' 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

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Identify extension objectives and methodologies

1.1 Identify required extension outcomes.

1.2 Identify extension objectives to meet organisational outcomes and client needs.

1.3 Identify client target groups and analyse research information to determine how it may best be used to facilitate change in the target groups.

1.4 Determine dissemination methodology, techniques and strategies in accordance with type of research information and client needs and/or preferences.

1.5 Identify and handle issues relating to intellectual property.

2. Prepare for extension work

2.1 Develop industry knowledge to facilitate client decision making and the implementation of improved practices.

2.2 Identify and apply risk management strategies.

2.3 Obtain and manage resources, and develop extension materials and activities.

3. Promote change through information and advice

3.1 Provide information and advice in a form and medium that clients can apply.

3.2 Maintain presentation standards and provide information and advice.

3.3 Assist clients to implement change and handle resistance to change.

3.4 Use feedback from clients to identify problems and new issues and provide further information and/or advice.

4. Monitor and evaluate adoption of change

4.1 Monitor the implementation of change and manage contingencies.

4.2 Evaluate and report outcomes against extension objectives and project outputs, and modify extension processes to address identified problems in response to client feedback.

4.3 Implement and monitor changes to extension programs to ensure continuous improvement.

4.4 Identify outcomes with implications for organisational policy and make contributions to policy development.