From:                              Jacques Hakim

Sent:                               Friday, October 05, 2012 11:40 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:What is the effect of interest rates on home pricing?

*2.

Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Build scenarios by increasing 30 years mortgage rates and discuss what the effect of these increases may have on home prices.

*3.

Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:College of Business

*4.

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

Your Answer:Demonstrate an understanding of mortgage rates and how they work.
Understand the relationship between mortgage rates and home prices. Correlation.

*5.

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

Your Answer:To determine if there is a correlation between the rise or fall of mortgage prices on homes. If there is a correlation, what is it. What is the impact of such increases/decrease of mortgage interest rates.

*6.

Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:Small Group

*7.

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

Your Answer:Entire Class

*8.

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

Your Answer:Case Studies
internet searches
banking information
historical mortgage rates

*9.

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

Your Answer:1- Review historical data of mortgage prices and find the mean price of homes in the united states.
2- Build a correlation model, identifying the effect of mortgage rates and home pricing.

*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:google, MERLOT, and wisc-online

*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:

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Evaluation
  • Analysis
  • Reflection

*12.

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

Your Answer:By utilizing video, games, simulations, scenarios or case studies. I will make sure the RLO is easy to use, meaningful, motivating. It should include all the critical thinking elements such as communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis and reflection.

*13.

Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer:Yes

*14.

Email:

Your Answer:hakim.jacques@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