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ERIC Number: ED436218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Affective Objectives in Community College Science.
Ediger, Marlow
Science teachers need to stress several kinds of objectives in teaching and learning. One kind, cognitive, receives major emphasis by teachers. In addition to vital facts and concepts, pupils should also acquire major generalizations. And, in addition to facts, concepts, and generalizations, pupils also need to be able to think critically. Cognitive objectives are salient for pupils to achieve in ongoing lessons and units of study. Related to cognitive objectives are affective ends for pupil attainment. Affective objectives in science involve attitudes, feelings, emotions, and beliefs. Teachers who stress the emotions and their consequences for individuals emphasize heavy pupil involvement in curriculum development. Pupils' interests are salient in learner-centered instruction. The attitudinal dimension of the learner is paramount in an affective-centered science curriculum. Finally, there are five dimensions of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, handling emotions, feeling motivated in achieving definite goals, empathy, and development of social skills enables a pupil to help others in everyday situations in life. Emotional intelligence harmonizes well with an affective science curriculum. Affective and cognitive objectives interact. Democracy as a way of life emphasizes that pupils respect each other's ideas and contributions. The affective domain cannot be separated from the cognitive. (VWC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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