Affective Domain

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Affective domain is the part that deals with how a person acts and feels about something. Emotions, feelings, and different behaviors such as a person’s individual attitude are characteristics of this type of domain. In other words, it can be described as the domain which refers to emotions and feelings as well as someone’s visible appearance expression. The affective domain is also focused on emotional learning and change in characteristics. We have the ability to learn new feelings and emotions with time of life, as well as develop the control to achieve how these feelings or emotions are stated. According to Sarah (2011), ‘’as with the concept of emotion, descriptions of the affective domain are rather unclear, lacking universal, operationalized…show more content…
Physical Education plays a role in affective domain e.g. through active participation during lesson time. If a learner is physically and mentally fit will be more active and can participate or contribute something in class discussions, he/she asks questions, able to give answers/ideas and assists if the teacher is stuck, e.g. if you try to solve a problem in the opposite way. A student with feelings and who acts emotionally is able to organize values into main concern by comparing and opposing different value, solving conflicts between others, and create a unique way of solving such situation. This shows how a person who has mental thinking differs from the one who cannot think faster. In other situations, this domain of affective is lacking in some people, for example the difference on how people react to a situation. Those who are active reacts and responds more quickly than those with lower level of thinking and poor coordination movements. So, this means that the affective domain is important in child development because it helps them to notice a particular phenomenon, making them to react quickly and adapt behavior to value system’’ (Sarah,…show more content…
This domain can be also be classified into its levels of understanding e.g. acceptance, reacting, appreciating, organization and characterization. It also helps to develop professional judgment and the skills which often make up the person’s awareness of the quality of care received. According to Frapwell (2014) believes that the affective domain encompasses the feelings, attitudes, and dispositions that students have toward something. For physical educators that “something” involves participating in physical education demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, and understanding that physical activity can also provide opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. When assessing the affective domain, you need to define behavior and identify the actions that are acceptable indicators of students meeting your expectations for the trait/behavior being assessed. Then you will be able to direct your students towards becoming more responsible young adults therefore improving the emotional climate of your

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