From: Bonnie Jefferis
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 2:57 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: Recording and Evaluating Student Performances
Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: We are going to record student performances, and
evaluate those performances, using SPOC.
- Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Communications
the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course
Your Answer: SPC 1600 = MLO # 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 SPC 1060 = MLO # 1, 2, 3,
7 SPC 1016 = MLO # 1, 2, 6, 8 Also MLOs in sign language/interpreter training,
and perhaps foreign language.
the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in
Your Answer: To improve student performance skills.
Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:
Time - How much
time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?
Your Answer: Multiple Classes
materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: Small camera affixed to ceiling - already assigned to
speech department SPOC - already available
Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this
Your Answer: 1. Set up classroom and classroom technology to record
student performances. 2. Have students perform, and record the performances. 3.
E-mail each student's performance to him/her with instructions for personal
review. 4. Review each student's speech and add commentary to the recording. 5.
E-mail each student's speech with commentary to each student.
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: Communication, Problem-solving, Evaluation, Analysis,
How will this
improve our students’ ability to think critically?
Your Answer: 1. Students will be able to see problems, where
sometimes students deny problems that are noted only by the professor. 2.
Students will be able to gauge the performance impact, where sometimes students
exaggerate impact noted only by the professor. 3. Students will be able to
watch the recording and compare what they see to what they saw other students
present in the classroom.
Have you 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