Affect is a feeling or emotion as distinguished from cognition or action.
2 Krathwohl's Taxonomy of Affective Domain
- “Krathwohl's affective domain taxonomy is perhaps the best known of any of the affective taxonomies. "The taxonomy is ordered according to the principle of internalization. Internalization refers to the process whereby a person's affect toward an object passes from a general awareness level to a point where the affect is 'internalized' and consistently guides or controls the person's behavior (Seels & Glasgow, 1990, p. 28)."” (Krathwohl's Taxonomy of Affective Domain, retrieved 18:23, 7 September 2006 (MEST) )
- Receiving, e.g. students' willingness to listen
- Responding, e.g. students' willingness participate, to read, to do homework, to discuss.
- Valuing, e.g. students' willingness to propose, to have an opinion
- Organization, e.g. to examine, combine and alter ideas, to debate and to make concepts consitent.
- Characterization by value set: to act consistently according to a value systemm, e.g. act, practise, etc.
For detail see the nice Affective Domain (Krathwohl) table by Julie K. Little, Ed.D.
Compare this "pyramid" with learning levels. There seems to be a relation.
- Affective Domain (Krathwohl) by Julie K. Little, Ed.D.
Krathwohl, D.R., Bloom, B.S., and Masia, B.B. (1964). Taxonomy of educational objectives: Handbook II: Affective domain. New York: David McKay Co.
Seels and Glasgow (1990). Exercises in instructional design. Columbus OH: Merrill Publishing Company.