This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research history and theory for application to artistic 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: - communication skills to engage in discussions about history and theory relevant to own arts practice; - critical thinking skills to analyse and interpret complex and varied references; - initiative and enterprise skills to make connections between own arts practice and conclusions drawn from research; - learning skills to continually monitor sources of information to expand knowledge base; - literacy skills to interpret and summarise information and research findings; - planning and organising skills to document and store research findings in a way that enables easy access in the future, and; - technology skills to access and download information from the internet. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of information about history and theory relating to own arts practice and the work of others; - information-organisation practices and how they can be applied to own arts practice and the practices of others, and; - intellectual property issues and legislation and how they relate to the use of information in own arts practice.

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