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ERIC Number: ED179819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-17
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
The Perceptual Domain.
Hooker, Ellen Z.
For purposes of allied health education applicability, the perceptual domain was examined in terms of (1) its own taxonomy and (2) its relationship to taxonomies in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. All these taxonomies are hierarchical in style; perception involves extraction of information from presenting stimuli and there is progression of information extraction as the hierarchy is ascended. Perceptual performance at the high levels of the taxonomy assumes perceptual abilities at the lower levels. A diagrammed modified version of the taxonomy applicable to allied health education was developed which emphasizes all the senses singly and in combination. Students usually require repeated experience with a stimulus to develop diagnostic abilities and the perceptive component of diagnosis is an active process, one requiring individuals to explore the environment by interacting with it. Use of a separate taxonomy of educational objectives in the perceptual domain would assist health educators to plan instruction and to improve the relationship between classroom and clinical work. (The taxonomy is appended.) (CP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Society of Allied Health Professions annual meeting (12th, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 17, 1979)