From: Meg Delgato
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11:38 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: Why Critique Research?
Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:
Your Answer: The activity provides a brief summary of some of the
challenges with using published research. The user is given several examples,
an activity, and an assessment at the end of the RLO. The user also has
opportunity to provide feedback with regard to the RLO. The last segment of the
RLO provides resources including a glossary of terms used in the content.
- Select all that apply:
Your Answer: College of Nursing
the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course
Your Answer: MLO Number 5 from Nursing Research (NUR 4165): The
student will apply the critiquing process to research studies.
the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in
Your Answer: The student will apply the critiquing process to
research studies by: a. identifying the purpose of the critiquing process. b.
evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a research report. The student will
analyze the current status of research utilization within nursing practice by:
a. identifying barriers to research utilization. b. discussing strategies for
improving research utilization.
Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:
Your Answer: Individual, Small 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: This activity would most appropriately support week one
activities in NUR 4165; Students should have access to link; After going
through content, the student should do the activity and take the quiz; Possible
follow up (reflection)on a discussion board.
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:
How will this
improve our students’ ability to think critically?
Your Answer: This activity reinforces the reasoning skills needed to
understand and support sound decision making in the area of evaluating and
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