This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas. It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - use research and critical thinking techniques to evaluate theoretical and historical information and distil key themes and ideas; - organise research materials and outcomes for application to own arts practice; - use discussion with others to inform research ideas and methodology, and; - identify and use opportunities to update knowledge information. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify sources of information about history and theory relating to own arts practice and the work of others; - explain formal and informal research techniques, and; - outline how information can be organised so that it can be easily accessed and applied to own arts practice.

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