Course Title: Extend cultural research expertise

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6334C

Course Title: Extend cultural research expertise

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nicole McKinnon
nicole.mckinnon@rnit.edu.au
99254375

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

N/A

Course Description

This unit of competency is delivered in the local class Research 4. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to independently research and engage with current cultural debate in the creative industries, and with cultural history and theory.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVRES601A Extend cultural research expertise

Element:

1. Situate own practice in the wider context

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Reflect on the nature of own practice and its relationship to the broader contemporary cultural context
1.2. Explore the relationship of individual practice to particular aspects of cultural history and theory
1.3. Consider how own work connects to or diverges from the work of other professionals
1.4. Analyse the ways in which individual practice has evolved, and the influences that have affected this evolution

Element:

2. Extend research capability

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Investigate ways to extend individual research to support professional practice and self-development
2.2. Develop potential areas of research based on current or planned developments in practice and broader areas of interest
2.3. Conduct in-depth analysis of critical writing as part of an ongoing research practice

Element:

3. Refine and articulate own positions and ideas

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Evolve personal ideas based on developing research activity and critical analysis
3.2. Participate in current cultural debate with peers and within the wider community
3.3. Seek and apply critical feedback from others
3.4. Develop substantiated ideas on cultural topics


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to engage in a self-directed independent research process.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• screenings
• guest lecturers
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

 

Weeks Weekly class content Assessment tasks Elements for Extend Cultural Research Expertise CUVRES601A
1

 

Introduction
Life in the Digital Age – what does that mean?
 
 1
2

 
Looking at a range of views regarding life in the Digital age
Introduction to Formative Assessment task 01: life in the Digital age, research a range of views.
(Group project)
 
 1, 2, 3
3

 
Looking at a range of views regarding life in the Digital age
Continue working on Formative Assessment task 01: life in the Digital age, research a range of views.
 
 1, 2, 3  
4

Looking at a range of views regarding life in the Digital age
 

Presentations

Formative Assessment task 01: life in the Digital age, research a range of views. To be submitted and presented.
Due week 4

(Group project)

1, 2, 3  
5The history of the Digital Age
Introducing Formative Assessment task 02:
Research an historical aspect of the Digital Age.
(Group project)
  1, 2, 3
6The history of the Digital Age
 
  1, 2, 3
7The history of the Digital Age
 
Formative Assessment task 02:
Research an historical aspect of the Digital Age.
To be submitted and presented.
Due Week 7
(Group project)
 1, 2, 3
8

Research and Development

Introducing
Summative Assessment task 01:
Part 01: Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.
Due week 11 to be presented
Part 02: Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.
Due week 15
(Individual or group)

 

 1, 2, 3  
9

Research and Development

Work on Summative Assessment task 01: Part 01: Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.

 

  1, 2, 3
10

Research and Development

Work on Summative Assessment task 01: Part 01: Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.

 

 1, 2, 3 
11

Research and Development

Present Summative Assessment task 01: Part 01: Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.

Summative Assessment task 01: Part 01: Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.
Submission and presentation
(Individual) Due week 11
1, 2, 3  
12

Research and Development 

Work on Summative Assessment task 01:
Part 02: Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.

  1, 2, 3
13

Research and Development 

Part 02: Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.

 1, 2, 3  
14

Research and Development 

Work on Summative Assessment task 01:
Part 02: Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.

 1, 2, 3  
15 Present Summative Assessment task 01:
Part 02: Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.
 Summative Assessment task Part 02:
Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.
Submission and presentation
Due week 15 (Individual)
 1, 2, 3
16 Finalise and review Assessments  1, 2, 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Resources and useful links will be supplied via Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through completion of a number of self-directed research activities, and the application of learned skills.


Assessment Tasks

Formative Assessment task 01: life in the Digital age, research a range of views.
To be submitted and presented.
Due week 4
See brief for full details available from the Extend Cultural Research expertise Assessment task folder on Blackboard

Formative Assessment task 02: Research an historical aspect of the Digital Age.
To be submitted and presented.
Due Week 7
See brief for full details available from the Extend Cultural Research expertise Assessment task folder on Blackboard

Summative Assessment task 01: Part 01: Research
Through a range of research techniques, investigate an App, game, website or social networking platform that does not achieve its intended aim.
Submission and presentation
Due week 11
See brief for full details available from the Extend Cultural Research expertise Assessment task folder on Blackboard

Summative Assessment task 01: Part 02: Development
Through analysing and critiquing it’s effectiveness, you will develop and present an improved version.
Submission and presentation
Due week 15
See brief for full details available from the Extend Cultural Research expertise Assessment task folder on Blackboard

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competence achieved - graded
NYC Not Yet competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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