Category Archives: active verbs for 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