This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to analyse and explore the significance of stories told within and across cultures and the ways personal, cultural and cross-cultural identities are shaped and mediated by stories. These skills and knowledge can be extended to and underpin other areas of arts and arts related study.

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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: - read and interpret complex texts; - synthesise and summarise information; - locate and assess reference materials; - gather evidence in support of an argument or point of view; - cite resources using academic conventions, and; - use terminology of the discipline. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - primary stories told in major cultures; - the nature of culture and acculturation; - different versions of stories commonly told across cultures, and; - theories relevant to narrative and narrative structure.

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