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Tip #444: Bloom’s Affective Domain

“Attitudes are more important than facts.” Karl A. Menninger

For years, I have designed learning objectives by using a three step process: (1) identify the key content using a template for either skill-building or attitude-changing training; (2) determine the desired level of learning; and (3) add an active verb. The levels of learning and the active verbs have both been based in Bloom’s Cognitive Domain.

However, in designing a training program devoted to the design and delivery of attitude-changing training, I finally became acquainted with Benjamin Bloom’s Affective Domain.

The Affective Domain consists of five learning levels:

1.  Receive:        Listen, take an interest in, and passively participate
2.  Respond:      React, question and probe ideas, and actively   participate
3.  Value:            Decide … Read the rest

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