From:                              Cathy King

Sent:                               Friday, April 24, 2009 2:44 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: Why Wash YOUR Hands?


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: The activity provides an overview for Healthcare workers on proper method of hand washing by including didatic rationales and video examples.


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: College of Nursing, College of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Dental Hygiene, Veterinary Technology


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

Your Answer: NUR 1001, #6 The student will acquire further knowledge of the principles of nursing therapies requisite to meet the needs of adult clients and childbearing families for restoration and/or maintenance of the functional dimensions of health.


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

Your Answer: NUR 1001, #6. Identify the body's four primary defense mechanisms to protect against injury.


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: Entire Class


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

Your Answer: Access to computer, sink for hand washing.


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

Your Answer: Upon completion of this activity, have students practice this activity, take the assessment, and then evaluate their competency by having the student demonstrate proper hand washing technique. This activity could also be used for on-line students... upon their completion, they could video themselves performing this skill and submitting this. Also, great discussion board activity to discuss their observations in their respective practice settings.


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:


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: Evaluation, Analysis


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

Your Answer: The student will have to comprehend the proper steps of hand washing, understand the transmission of pathogens, observe others performing this skill and then evaluate their technique. The student will then reflect on what they read, heard and saw to be able to demonstrate this skill accurately.


Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes


If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at or call (727) 341-3110