Apply safe dance teaching methods

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUADTM403, 'Apply safe dance teaching methods'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish an effective learning environment

1.1 Ensure that resources required for teaching are available and that venues are ready for classes

1.2 At beginning of learning programs discuss and clarify objectives, expectations and requirements with students

1.3 Use appropriate verbal and interpersonal skills to establish a positive relationship with students

2. Teach classes

2.1 Apply learning principles associated with children, young adults and adults to interactions with students

2.2 Conduct classes according to lesson plans that are modified where appropriate to meet the needs of the students

2.3 Adjust expectations of individual class members to perform exercises or routines in line with their level of fitness

2.4 Use a range of teaching methods and appropriate technology and equipment as teaching aids to optimise learner experience

2.5 Build opportunities for practice into lessons

3. Use effective teaching techniques

3.1 Ensure participation and class engagement though effective group facilitation and teaching skills

3.2 Use effective oral communication to teach and motivate students

3.3 Use effective interpersonal skills to maintain appropriate relationships and ensure inclusive classes

3.4 Ensure that teaching techniques reflect due diligence with regard to human contact and touch

3.5 Use observation skills to monitor individual and class progress

4. Incorporate safe dance or movement practice into classes

4.1 Encourage healthy lifestyles and physical and emotional health for students through advice or referral to experts

4.2 Incorporate knowledge of the basic structure of the body into explanations and demonstrations of movement techniques

4.3 Include safe warm-up and warm-down procedures as an integral part of session planning and delivery

4.4 Demonstrate the various types of stretches for flexibility and discuss their advantages and disadvantages with students

4.5 Sequence movements effectively and safely

4.6 Provide a teaching environment that complies with safe dance and movement practice and provide advice to students about the use of a safe environment when out of class practice is necessary

4.7 Take measures to prevent injuries

5. Support and monitor learning

5.1 Monitor and document student progress and ensure outcomes are being achieved and student needs met

5.2 Adjust lesson plans to reflect specific needs and circumstances and unanticipated situations

5.3 Encourage students to reflect on personal learning progress

5.4 Manage learner behaviour to encourage learning

5.5 Maintain, store and secure student records according to legal and organisational requirements

6. Review and evaluate effectiveness of teaching

6.1 Evaluate lesson plans to determine their effectiveness in guiding the learning process

6.2 Provide feedback on lesson plans to those responsible for writing them as required

6.3 Seek feedback from management and peers on the quality of own teaching and note areas for improvement

6.4 Reflect on own performance in teaching delivery

6.5 Consider and implement new ideas to improve the quality of teaching and to enhance learning experiences for students

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUADTM403 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40211 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40111 - Certificate IV in Dance
  • CUA50111 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • CUA40311 - Certificate IV in Community Culture
  • CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40213 - Certificate IV in Community Culture
  • CUA50113 - Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • CUA40113 - Certificate IV in Dance

And the skillsets: