[vet-mm] Hours spent on Cert III Assessments
mdennis at mentoneggs.vic.edu.au
Mon May 15 09:53:24 EST 2006
Thanks for the speedy response! How do you handle the time for the
actual production of the product?
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[mailto:vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of claire
Sent: Monday, 15 May 2006 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [vet-mm] Hours spent on Cert III Assessments
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As far as planning for the product, the VCAA documentation actually
says: "A plan outlining the design, method and materials/resources
required for the Product must be submitted prior to the assessment
event. The writing up of the plan should be completed in class time
within approximately 1-2 hours..."
I don't believe that means they have to dream up an idea and document it
all in the space of a lesson or two. My students spend a couple of
weeks, investigating their target audience, looking for ideas and
inspiration, analysing other products, determining resources required
and documenting the development of their ideas. They can work on this at
home as well as in class. Having followed this part of the design
process, they are then able to formally document their plan -
storyboards, flowcharts, timelines etc within the time allowed.
> Michelle Dennis <mdennis at mentoneggs.vic.edu.au> wrote:
> This is my first year of teaching Certificate III, and I am growing
> increasingly confused by the assessment requirements. The Assessment
> Plan for Multimedia states certain time limits apply for each
> task. For example, they limit a 'Product' to two hours of planning
> state that the 'The Product must be produced within a maximum total
> timeframe of 15 hours.' This is vastly different to what I am
> in PDs. For example, in the VCAA Season of Excellence Q&A session it
> was stated that a student must have spent many hours outside of school
> to complete the project and that's what stood out about the product.
> The students I took to the Q&A session were understandably quite taken
> aback given that I've made them keep diaries and to ensure that they
> stay within the 17 hours. They are students that want to perform to
> highest standards and many would spend hours and hours more if they
> allowed to.
> What do other schools do? I don't wish to disadvantage my class by
> insisting they keep to a rule that every other teacher interprets
> Michelle Dennis
> Mentone Girls Grammar
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