ERIC Number: ED288871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain: A Review of the Literature.
Hunt, Walter C.
This document presents a review of the research on the affective domain as it relates to learning and teaching in the classroom. The synthesis concludes that it is clearly evident that affective factors are an important dimension of the teaching/learning process and that the ways in which teachers respond to students and classroom situations relate to cognitive outcomes such as achievement and behavior. Causal relationships have not yet been conclusively determined, but such affective factors as motivation, self-esteem, self-perceptions, feelings of confidence, self-concept of ability, and teacher praise appear to have positive affects on achievement and behavior. The bulk of the document consists of three appendixes. Appendix A details the instrumentation used in measuring the affective domain. Appendix B provides a representative sampling of research results from studies of the affective domain presented in 36 categories. Appendix C provides a description of a successful teacher training program called TESA (Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement) designed to produce teacher behaviors that result in improvements both in student achievement and student attitudes. A list of 136 references is also included. (CB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.