Washington, DC: Gryphon House. (1992), who found that white Anglo males of middle-management status at a given corporation who were required to participate in a diversity workshop exhibited negative attitude changes, and by Ungerleider and McGregor (n.d.), who found similar negative effects in studies of anti-racist teaching of police and teachers. There have been several attempts to classify types and levels of learning in the affective domain. ), Instructional message design: Principles from the behavioral and cognitive sciences (pp. Journal of Educational Research, 86 (4), pp. 0 Gathering and analysing a range of information about the learning needs of your students will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Simonson, M. (1980). in order to fully understand them. Students whose diet and exercise habits were not consistent with good health probably experienced cognitive and affective dissonance during the lessons. Instructional technology and attitude change. The entire class works together to write and film a rap video about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. Eagly, A.H. & Chaiken, S. (1993). Perhaps the best-known classification was developed by Krathwohl, Bloom, and Masia in 1964 (Smith & Ragan, 1999). The Affective or Feeling Domain: Like cognitive objectives, affective objectives can also be divided into a hierarchy (according to Krathwohl). However, reinforcement remains important. (1966). "The use of successive approximations can expand the latitude of acceptance and thereby permit greater attitude change than might otherwise be possible" (Bednar & Levie, 1993, p. 295). Atherton, J.S. At the end of the chapter the students should. The overflowing trash bags create cognitive dissonance, and their research helps them develop attractive dissonance-reducing choices. Instructional media, attitude formation and change: a critical review of the literature. These findings also indicate that the three most important qualities such instruction should have are: the use of follow-up activities and open-ended questions; the use of realistic types of media devoid of contradictory cues; and the creation of an aroused state in the learner through emotional and intellectual involvement. 1. The film recounts a father's experiences with his own prejudices and the way he was able to confront himself and change. Human Relations, 45 (12), 1259-1291. 0000005711 00000 n This demonstration of media potency as a tool for attitude change -- and related research which suggested the power could be used for good or for ill -- so impressed the researchers that they considered not publishing their findings. Following the cognitive and persuasive components with a discussion may help to make the attitude change more permanent, since self-generated messages are more memorable than received ones (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991). (n.d.) . The effect of three methods of treating motivational films upon attitudes of fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students toward science, scientists, and scientific careers (doctoral dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 1966). 0000004803 00000 n Every year, Mr. Saunders teaches his Introduction to American Government classes about the 19th Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which reinforces the 15th Amendment's nationwide guarantee of the right to vote. Chapter Intended Learning Outcome. Attitude measurement. In The affective domain: A resource book for media specialists (pp. Affective Domain of Learning. & Porter, B.C. Simonson and Maushak (2001) have drawn on findings from a number of studies to create a series of six guidelines for effective design of attitude instruction. The video is shown at a PTA meeting, and each student receives a copy to take home. <> Journal of Educational Research, 86 (4), pp. 215-226. The "Voices for Votes - Suffrage Strategies" lesson plan for 4th-6th graders at the Library of Congress American Memory site has students research the history of suffrage for women before creating their own messages to promote voting in current elections. In the next class, they watch an episode of the PBS series "Eyes on the Prize" entitled "Mississippi: Is this America?" The utility of this theory is limited by the fact that attitude research in this area has not produced a consistent set of categories relating attitudes to psychological needs (Bednar & Levie, 1993). In some cases, attitude learning is the main objective of instruction. However, by looking at such characteristics and at students’ views on how they In The affective domain: A resource book for media specialists (pp. While that person might be pint-sized, his attitude during the terrible twos can be over ten feet tall and bulletproof. They vary in direction (positive or negative), degree (amount of positive or negative feeling), and intensity (the level of commitment the individual has to the position). Affective learning outcomes involve attitudes, motivation, and values Simonson, M. and Maushak, N. (2001). For example, studies (e.g., Allison, 1966; Wade and Pool, 1983; Bage, 1997) have found that persuasive videos were more likely to produce attitude change when post-viewing discussions were held. (1994). Early research on attitude change drew on Festinger's cognitive dissonance theory, which posits that, when a person is persuaded to act in a way that is not congruent with a pre-existing attitude, he or she may change the attitude to reduce dissonance (Smith & Ragan, 1999). Any instruction that includes these qualities is likely to result in the desired attitude formation or change. Cognitive and affective domains are inseparable aspects of a learner. Attitudinal learning outcomes were evaluated using an author-developed survey with questions on perceptions in the four areas of attitudinal learning: General Learning, Cognitive Learning, Affective Learning, and Behavioral Learning. New York: McGraw-Hill. The media game: American politics in the television age . 0000014440 00000 n 0000001056 00000 n 936 0 obj Social learning theory focuses on the development of cognitions related to the expected outcome of behavior. Instructional technology research findings do generally suggest that "mediated instruction does contribute to desired attitudinal outcomes in learners, especially when the instruction is designed specifically to produce certain attitudes or attitude changes" (Simonson & Maushak, 2001, p. 1000, emphasis in original). 0000008229 00000 n Examples: Participates in class discussions. Mr. Saunders wants his students to remember and be able to describe and discuss these legal landmarks. Each student has a bag by his or her desk in which they place the things they would normally toss into the trash can. To use dissonance to produce attitude change, the persuader must first establish the dissonance, and then provide a method to reduce it. 0000024122 00000 n Underleiger, C.S. 0000002467 00000 n 0000011197 00000 n Underleiger, C.S. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Bage, G. (1997). When the information presented is important to the viewer and familiarity is low, an intellectual message will likely be more persuasive, and encouraging objectivity can help overcome resistance to attitude change. The importance of this cognitive engagement for attitude change should not be underestimated. 0000029298 00000 n Anti-drug campaigns and corporate diversity training are examples of this type of attitude-focused instruction. 107-126). 0000006736 00000 n They describe attitude as a kind of spectrum with a "latitude of acceptance" surrounding a current attitude; a new position is more likely to be accepted if it falls within this latitude and less likely to be accepted if it does not (Smith & Ragan, 1999). During the week that they are studying this topic, nothing in her class is thrown away. In other words, "less treatment time was apparently more conducive to prejudice reduction" (McGregor, 1993, p. 222). Attitude Change. 0000005135 00000 n There is, at present, no firm agreement about the optimal order in which to present the various cognitive and affective messages contained in a given unit of instruction. In talking about "what do pupils learn?" startxref Affectiveness of role playing and antiracist teaching in reducing student prejudice. 215-226. As with dissonance theory, social judgment theory presents attitude change as a response to the receipt of a message that is not entirely congruent with the currently held attitude. Burkard, A., Jones, J. In contrast, attitude research has been popular in the social sciences, particularly in social psychology since the 1920s, and continues to remain central to the discipline (Eagly & Chaiken, 1993). Have learner act out behaviors consistent with desired attitude, Provide means to reduce dissonance - free to make attractive choice, make the instruction realistic, relevant, and technically stimulating, present persuasive messages in a credible manner, involve the learner in planning, production or delivery of the message, provide post-instruction discussion or critique opportunities, demonstration of the desired behavior by a respected role model, practice of the desired behavior, often through role playing. Instructional effectiveness of video media. & Stern, H.W. These include poor definition of the construct (attitude) in question, poor measurement practices, including the failure to document development of the measurement instrument, and tacking on an attitude variable after data collection has occurred rather than considering attitudes at the onset of the research (Simonson & Maushak, 2001). Define the different concepts related to assessing affective learning outcomes; 2. His students are often appalled to realize how recently women in the United States won the rights of full citizenship, and they have an emotional response to the information presented. Although they may not always be aware of it, most teachers are involved in some form of attitude teaching. While "attitudes formed through direct experience with the attitude object or issue are more predictive of behavior than those formed more indirectly" (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991, p. 193), "media can be substitutes for many live experiences" (Wetzel et al., 1994, p. 26). THE LEARNING OUTCOMES FORMAT All in all, learning outcomes usually follow the FORMAT: “At the end of the mobility, participants will be able to insert verb here + insert knowledge, skills, or attitudes the participant is expected to develop here.” 1986). The Affective Domain of Learning & Learning Objectives. Others suggest that "more educated people are better equipped to counter argue and hence less likely to accept or be persuaded by new information" (Ansolabehere et al., 1993, p. 151). 0000004982 00000 n The expression of these often involves statements of opinions, beliefs, or an assessment of worth (Smith & Ragan, 1999). This theory suggests that an individual learns attitudes by observing the behaviors of others and modeling or imitating them (McDonald & Kielsmeier, 1970). Finally, it provides learners with an opportunity to express or act out the target attitude, and responds to that expression with positive reinforcement. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. Affective-cognitive consistency theory suggests that the affective component of the attitude system may be changed by first changing the cognitive component through providing new information. New York: Free Press. Readings, discussions, and activities all reinforce the message of the video, including the importance of sustainable use of rain forest resources and the valuable contributions made by Mendes and others like him. This disturbing finding was echoed by Alderfer et al. Attitudes are not directly observable, but the actions and behaviors to which they contribute may be observed (Bednar & Levie, 1993). Krathwohl classify affective objectives into 5 groups. Cited in McGregor (1993). Learning objectives in the affective domain focus on the learner’s interests, emotions, perceptions, tones, aspirations, and degree of acceptance or rejection of instructional content (Belanger & Jordan, 2000). & Poole, R.A. (1983). Similarly, consistency theories assume that individuals need to have consistency between and among their attitudes and behaviors and will modify one or both to achieve this balance (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991). 93-106). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Each completes one another with respect to learners’ important domains. Simonson and Maushak (2001) have found that there is a dearth of good instructional technology research on attitudes: Moreover, there are several flaws common to many of the attitude studies that have been undertaken. Although the cognitive and affective "domains interact significantly in instruction and learning" (Martin & Briggs, 1986, p. 3), any behavior that has an emotional component lies within the affective domain. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 62 (1), 64-78. Acceptance of the new position is contingent upon its falling within the latitude of acceptance of the receiver. ), Handbook of research for educational communications and technology (pp. The effectiveness of a persuasive message is contingent upon the receiver's perception of the source's credibility, and credibility is a function of expertise and trustworthiness. Thus, the importance of confirming and strengthening existing positive attitudes should not be overlooked. ED 194 073). <<86379FAD8AA9B2110A0000F97039FF7F>]/Prev 838465>> 3. It involves the learner emotionally, for example, by presenting a credible role model demonstrating a behavior that is consistent with the desired attitude and that is positively reinforced. Some areas of higher education, however, have effectively pursued affective outcomes and these use particular learning and teaching activities to do so. Hood et al. Affective Learning Outcomes. Acceptance of a given message is "not so much about the content of the message as the cognitions - in the form of evaluative responses - that the receiver has in response to it" (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991, p. 150). Ms. Wallace's 4th grade students are learning about ecology and the environment. Since Mendes serves as an attractive and credible role model, this opportunity to make a public statement supporting the desired attitude should facilitate attitude adoption as an alternative to dissonance. 973 0 obj Learning that is associated with feelings rather than knowledge or skills, such as learning to accept an idea or concept, or learning to appreciate a point of view. Attitude change is any alteration in the direction, degree, or intensity of an attitude. cogitative skills of knowledge and understanding rather than on affective outcomes of values, attitudes and behaviours. If a given topic is of low salience or high complexity, message acceptance and attitude formation is often guided by a heuristic, most commonly source credibility. Formulate objectives in the affective domain. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the learning experiences in the online version of this book, are listed below. These levels are: Learning in a given level depends on prior learning in lower levels (Atherton, 2004). A 1984 study by Ball-Rokeach et al. "Emotional images need the sight, sound, and movement quality that TV offers" (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991, p. 149). This type of competency helps learners understand how to act using ethics, morals, and values in the professional field. (1984). Cited in McGregor (1993). Differentiate the three methods affective learning outcomes; 4. The Krathwohl taxonomy, as it is known, has five major categories, each with several sub-categories. For this to work, of course, the recipient must attend to the message providing that information. Reasons for this imbalance include the "archetypal image of science itself," where reason i… Whether attitude learning is one component, or the central focus, of instruction, specific instructional strategies may be employed to bring it about. The implications of this finding are greatest for interventions where attitude change is the principal goal. The hierarchy includes 5 different levels of attitudes, from the simplest to the most complex. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to develop instruments for assessing affective learning. Martin, B.L. PBS's lesson plans to accompany the "Journey into Amazonia" video include a lesson on "Chico Mendes of Brazil" that depicts Mendes as a hero who fought to save the rain forests. 0000004232 00000 n A tendency toward passive viewing of mediated messages may be reduced by instructing students to attend and alerting them to the fact that the content will be tested (Wetzel et al., 1994). Changing students' negative attitudes towards learning is a process that involves determining the factors driving the attitude and using this information to bring about change. The most effective persuasive messages are those "that get the audience to think about an issue or object in concrete, vivid images that have definite implications for behavior" (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991, p. 194). Teacher education and racism awareness education. Alderfer, C.P., Alderfer, C.J., Bell, E.L. & Jones, J. Anyone who has ever had a 2-year-old fully understands the terrible twos and the attitude a 2-year-old can give you. Student attitudes on learning determine their ability and willingness to learn. In M. Orey (Ed. (1991). These included cognitive (calculation, routine problem solving, and complex problem solving) as well as affective outcomes (expressed interest in learning mathematics, classroom participation, views of mathematics, and views of learning mathematics). endobj Thus, the persuasive component should not merely restate the information provided earlier, but should elaborate and expand upon it. Thus, any of the learning theories discussed in this e-book may be used in conjunction with this approach. 0000000016 00000 n However, studies of home television viewing have shown that stories that "deal with topics about which viewers already have some knowledge tend to be remembered better" (Wetzel et al., 1994, p. 53). The following discussions of these instructional approaches are this author's interpretations and were not found on the Web sites provided. Washington, DC: Gryphon House. Social judgment theories emphasize the role of prior attitudes in shaping attitude formation and change. Although the fact that attitudes are stored separately from their related cognitions means that a person may experience a feeling without remembering the information or event that triggered it, attitudes will generally be stronger when the link between their cognitive and affective components is consciously recalled (Zimbardo & Leippe, 1991). Instructional design. By creating the display, they have publicly advocated and modeled positive attitudes and behaviors, thus becoming more likely to internalize them. Because attitudes cannot be directly observed, they are inferred from behavior, usually in the form of verbal responses or observable actions (Bednar & Levie, 1993). Bloom arranged them this way: Receiving (passively paying attention) Responding (actively learning and reacting) %PDF-1.7 %���� Gives a presentation. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. Affective empathy, also known emotional empathy or primitive empathy, is the ability to respond with an appropriate emotion to another’s mental state. (1993). Our attitudes are shaped by our experiences, and as we experience more, our attitudes can change. Psycho-motor Domain ( Skill) Meaning of Objectives 5 Objectives are critical to planning Educational experiences. Responses to educational television: A case study. As Smith and Ragan (1999) have pointed out, "any 'cognitive' or 'psychomotor' objective has some affective component to it (if at no deeper level than a willingness to sufficiently interact with learning resources to achieve the learning)" (p. 250, parentheses in original). Affect - a number of non-cognitive variables such as a person’s attitude, interests and values. 0000029124 00000 n We’ll list and explain each below, and we’ll give a list of behaviors that learners must perform to show they’ve mastered the attitude at each level. Therefore, in assessing attitude learning, any Likert-type scales or similar close-ended measurements should be used in tandem with more open-ended instruments. 0000023564 00000 n Previous chapters in this book have elaborated upon instructional strategies to increase motivation. Once the individual has processed the new information, he or she will undergo an attitude change to bring the knowledge and affect into harmony. 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