Most educational systems evaluate students’ performances by their proficiency of cognitive objectives rather than the affective goals. This is a neglected area because affective characteristics are not directly observable, or easily measured. There is specific relationship between the attitude learning and instruction which makes the instructors know more about the importance of instruction in the affective domain. For example, affective characteristics can be imparted within an informal environment, or structured activities such as role playing, real life situations, simulations, and using videos.
"The affective domain describes the way people react emotionally and their ability to feel another living thing's pain or joy. Affective objectives typically target the awareness and growth in attitudes, emotion, and feelings".
The affective domain includes the manner in which we deal with things emotionally, such as feelings, values, appreciation enthusiasms, motivations and attitudes. (Krathwohl, Bloom, Masia, 1973)
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Khurshid Jamadar. A study to assess the affective learning in deceased person- The experience of a student Nurse. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 1(1): Oct.- Dec., 2013; Page 32-34.