CRIT601 – Critical Methods 2

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Module code
Module title
Critical Methods 2
To develop students' abilities in researching, analysing, critically engaging with, and communicating about creative outputs, with awareness of relevant cultural and media discourses, contexts and environments.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • CO0005
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Critically select and apply analytical and communicative skills used in media and creative practices and discourses.
2.Critically select and apply research methods used in media and creative contexts and discourses
3.Apply contextual awareness to interpreting creative practices and relevant discourses
4.Critically assess, select and interpret a range of resources for identified contexts
5.Critically assess and interpret creative outputs by self and peers
6.Distinguish, develop and implement analytical strategies for new creative practices
7.Critique cultural constructs that enable diverse practices
8.Identify and apply principles and practices of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Akoranga relevant to creative practices
9.Articulate critical understandings of media and creative discourses relevant to specific texts or contexts.
10.Apply ethical reasoning when interpreting media and creative contexts
Assessment Criteria
PortfolioEvidence Portfolio100

The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of 50 in order to pass this module.
Contextual research skills
Discourse identification
Collaborative, creative, and communicative skills
Media and creative discourse
Speculative awareness
Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Akoranga
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended - methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate
Learning and Teaching Resource
Audiovisual presentation spaces
Consultation with Wintec's Maori Achievement Office, and elsewhere