From:                              Karen Fritch

Sent:                               Monday, October 15, 2012 2:40 PM

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


Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Personality Disorder Game


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:This is a lesson based on a softball game in which the user can move forward and "win" based on knowledge of the symptoms of various personality disorders.


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:Social & Behavioral Sciences


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

Your Answer:The student will learn and evaluate the major personality disorder symptoms.


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

Your Answer:The student will learn and evaluate the major personality disorder symptoms.


Type of 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


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

Your Answer:Link to game. ANGEL Discussion forum (optional)


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

Your Answer:Students will go to WISC Online to the Personality Disorder Softball game link. They will then play the game until they win. After finishing the game the student will log into their class in ANGEL and using the discussion forum for their team, discuss one of the symptoms and their recommendations for a resolution with team mates.

"Directions: Go to the link for the Personality Disorder Softball game. Review the terminology descriptions and then play the game. Go through the scenarios and and try to answer correctly. Once you are finished, come back to this discussion forum and discuss the following scenario(one of the various ones described in the softball game). In your posting include:
The disorder you decided to choose and why.
If you were correct or not.
If you were his counselor, what would you say to try to help the character in this situation.
Once you post you will be able to read your teammates' answers. Choose one to expand upon their suggestion"


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:Game Link:


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


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

Your Answer:Students will need to identify terminology and then take it a step further and try to collaboratively problem-solve the issue.


Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer:Yes




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