From: Larry Goldsmith
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 11:16 AM
To: Janice Thiel
Subject: Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable
Learning Objects (RLOs))
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
Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: Informed Decision-Making in Parks, Recreation, Leisure
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.
- Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Hospitality & Tourism Management and Parks &
the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course
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.
the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in
Your Answer: Describe the developmental stages of the lifespan
Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Individual, Small Group, Large Group
Time - How much
time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?
Your Answer: Portion of One Class
materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:
Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this
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
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.
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
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.
consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?
If you have any questions or comments
about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at Thiel.Janice@SPCollege.edu or call