ERIC Number: ED227088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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How Do You Measure a Rainbow? Assessment of the Affective.
Carlson, Judith B.
Physical education teachers should determine the affective responses of students to their physical education experiences, and should use the results of such determination to integrate learning activities in the cognitive, affective and motor domains. Assessment of the affective aspects of a physical education curriculum helps teachers to plan learning activities that are more relevant to students' needs and interests. Student motivation, self-esteem, and sensitivity to others are also improved as a result of affective education. Ways to assess students' affective responses include having students write creatively about physical activities or sports, having them paint or draw, or encouraging discussion with the teacher or other students. Self-concept scales may be used to assess and compare children's feelings about their physical education class activities. These scales also enhance student teacher interaction and are helpful in designing curriculum. (JD)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Affective Objectives, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Humanistic Education, Interest Inventories, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Reaction
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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