From:                              Larry Goldsmith

Sent:                               Friday, June 11, 2010 11:16 AM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))

 

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Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)

Thank you for submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints, etc.) to Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu

*1.

Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Informed Decision-Making in Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Hospitality

*2.

Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: This exercise is design to teach students how to make more informed decisions and choices. We chose this instrument because it is important that parks and leisure professionals understand not every patron arrives at their program choices in the same manner. Program selections made unwisely can impact greatly on the quality of life of patrons. This assignment gives a student insight into how people learn and how their own approach to decisions-making affects outcome. The assignment is design to help students think about how they think in order to arrive at informed and educated selection. Critical thinking is the active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.

*3.

Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Hospitality & Tourism Management and Parks & Leisure Services

*4.

What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

Your Answer: The student will use current theory and practice to draft implementation and operational leisure activity plans for age appropriate parks and leisure activities.

*5.

What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

Your Answer: Describe the developmental stages of the lifespan

*6.

Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual, Small Group, Large Group

*7.

Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer: Portion of One Class

*8.

List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Uderstanding the Staging of Learning http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=I2P2802

*9.

Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: 1) Distribute information sheet discussing lifespan development and decision-making 2) Assignment students to write a brief paper on how a patron's choices affect their choice of activities 3) Assignment students to view PowerPoint and YouTube video 4) Assignment students to re write their paper on how a patron's choices affect their choice of activities 5) Assign students to evalute pros and cons by use of a Graphic Organizer

*10.

List Additional Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any supplemental files to the QEP Director.

Your Answer: http://learner.org/discoveringpsychology/development/dev_flash.html

*11.

SPC established as its definition of critical thinking: The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.

 

Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Problem-solving

*12.

How will this improve our students’ ability to think critically?

Your Answer: Students will become more informed and increas outcomes on how they make decisions. This exercise will also teach students how their patrons arrive at their decisions as well.

*13.

Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes

·         Email:goldsmith.larry@spcollege.edu

If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu or call (727) 341-3110