Influence innovation and change through extension

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPSCI012, 'Influence innovation and change through extension'.
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



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. Investigate extension issues and methodologies

1.1 Investigate extension issues in relation to required program outcomes.

1.2 Develop extension objectives to further organisational outcomes and client needs.

1.3 Provide leadership to extension colleagues, influence decisions and monitor and change directions in accordance with emerging requirements.

1.4 Identify the characteristics of client target groups and adapt the interpretation of research information for different target groups.

1.5 Develop and use dissemination methodology, techniques and strategies in accordance with the type of research information and client needs.

1.6 Identify and exploit issues relating to intellectual property.

2. Prepare for innovation and change management

2.1 Build and use strategic industry alliances and networks to develop and apply industry knowledge to influence client decision making and practices.

2.2 Analyse the industry sector in relation to size, economic impact, and political importance in order to determine risks, and manage resistance to change and other contingencies.

2.3 Develop change management strategies.

2.4 Determine risks and develop and apply risk management strategies.

2.5 Attract and manage resources, and develop a communication and/or marketing strategy in accordance with program responsibilities and extension objectives.

3. Influence innovation and change

3.1 Influence clients to seek innovative solutions and to manage change.

3.2 Analyse and manage resistance to change.

3.3 Design and implement local and regional extension services, and set extension methods to meet the needs of clients.

3.4 Implement communication and/or marketing strategy and monitor information ensure it is relevant, accurate and tailored to client needs in terms of concepts, language and format.

3.5 Resolve client problems, and identify and document new issues for further research.

4. Monitor and evaluate adoption of innovation and change

4.1 Evaluate and report outcomes against extension objectives and required organisational outcomes.

4.2 Implement and evaluate revised strategies, and manage contingencies to ensure continuous improvement.

4.3 Identify outcomes with political and/or policy implications and make contributions to policy development.