Affective Domain Education in the Age of Technology and Social Media
The affective domain describes attitudes, values, and emotions stratified on a continuum from simple awareness to internalization of value systems. Affective domain education can be defined as the experiential process of embodying these behavioral qualities. Doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students have grown up in a culture of extensive access to technology and social media. A great part of their social interaction and exposure to data and events is through technology platforms. In this session, the speakers will examine what is currently being taught in affective domain education, as well as discuss the impact of technology and social media on this process. Affective domain learning activities will be described based on data from a recent DPT program curriculum survey. Presenters will examine the literature regarding technology and social media and their effect on human interaction and analyze the attributes and barriers to the application of technology and social media in the development of affective domain qualities.