Rethinking Affective Domain Education: Can Kindness be Taught?
Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to define and describe affective domain education within physical therapy curricula, discuss the value of affective domain education and describe intracurricular experience based learning activities. Description: Cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning is a complex and multidimensional process that results in a permanent change in behavior. 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. While healthcare practitioners and educators agree in the value of affective domain education, it appears to be the most vague learning domain with inherent assessment difficulties. There is sparse discussion of affective domain education in physical therapy education literature. In addition, there are limited tools to assess affective domain behaviors. This poster will provide an overview of affective domain education, with specific examples of learning activities and assessment tools. Summary of Use: Educators can apply affective domain learning principles to experiential based activities in the classroom, lab and clinic. Importance to Members: Members will become aware of the value of affective domain education in comprehensive patient management.