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One of the three domains of knowledge, the others being the cognitive and the psychomotor domains. It is used to describe learning which involves a development or change in attitudes or feelings, and is applied in contexts where such development is an implicit goal, such as spiritual and moral education, or the development of an aesthetic appreciation of art, poetry, or music. Learning in the affective domain is difficult to express in terms of observable outcomes, and difficult to assess, since a change in feelings or attitudes usually cannot be reliably or accurately measured. The term derives from affect, in its sense of ‘emotion’ or ‘feeling’.

Subjects: Education.

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