From: Brandy Stark
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 4:47 PM
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: Museum Experience and Reflection Project
Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: As required in Humanities classes, students must
participate in an out of class cultural activity. This RLO provides structure
for student response. Either as an individual or as a class (depending upon the
instructor) students will go to a local museum to fulfill the required project.
Class discussion before and after the project, as well as a writing assignment,
will be implemented.
- Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Humanities & Fine Arts
the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course
Your Answer: 1.The student will demonstrate knowledge of the
development of Western culture from the Ancient to Renaissance periods as
expressed through its visual arts, literature, philosophy and music by:
--recognizing changes which occur in the arts through the ages. --identifying
examples of the visual arts of the periods. 2.The student will demonstrate an
understanding of the relationships and contrasts among various periods of
Western cultural development by: --comparing and contrasting the cultural and
intellectual aspects of each civilization. --tracing the evolution of values
through the ages. 3.The student will demonstrate the ability to apply
understanding of the humanities as it relates to cultural activities in the
community by: --visiting and writing a critical report on some aspect of art on
exhibit in a museum --attending and critiquing presentations by the college or
the community in the arts, drama, music, preferably including the SPC Music
Center, Palladium Theatre, Crossroads Gallery, and Clearwater Fine Arts
Auditorium (as applicable). --recognizing, by using insights gained in the
course, the techniques and skills used by artists whose works he/she has seen.
4.The student will demonstrate an understanding of Western philosophical
approaches to self, society, nature, and religion by: --comparing his/her
values to those of past epochs. --discovering the need to define his/her
personal values. 5.The student will demonstrate an ability in composition by:
--writing critical reports of cultural activities.
the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in
Your Answer: See above. (Combined answer).
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:
Your Answer: (*See 7 -- Depending on instructor, this can be portions
of multiple courses). Paper, pen. There may be an entrance fee depending on the
Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this
Your Answer: Class discussion on project and objectives. Students
download RLO from ANGEL. Students visit museum. Students respond to the
proposed questions to create a reflection paper. Students post and/or discuss
their reflections with class.
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: Does not apply.
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: Communication, Evaluation, Analysis, Synthesis,
How will this
improve our students’ ability to think critically?
Your Answer: Direct interaction with art and institution will allow
students to employ critical and analytical skills regarding ascetics and values
applied by works of art. This will occur through their reflection paper as well
as classroom discussion. Students will interact with course materials, the
instructor and fellow students in implementing the project. This enforces
critical evaluative skills through Humanities.
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