Analyzing the Educational Objectives in Primary School English Curriculum as to Affective Domain Taxonomy

Can Cap , Rabia and Arı, Asım (2012) Analyzing the Educational Objectives in Primary School English Curriculum as to Affective Domain Taxonomy. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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One of the various purposes of the educational activities in schools is to develop and provide affective features of students. However, it is observed that affective domain is often neglected in the educational system practices (Reece and Walker, 1997) and weight is given on cognitive domain behaviors and sometimes on pyschomotor domain behaviors. Affective domain involves the dimensions such as “interests, attitudes, appreciations, values and emotional sets or biases” (Krathwohl, 1964). These dimensions are product of the experiences the individual realizes whole of his/her life. Therefore, affective domain behaviors may not be developed only within the school system. School must undertake to function effectively in respect of providing the affective domain behaviors. Reflecting affective features to class environment will also positively change and develop the learning climate in the class (Gömleksiz, 2003). Situations like student interaction, individual behaviors, cultural structure and social climate of the class are related with affective domain rather than the cognitive. All these enable students to work cooperatively with the teacher and other students and to participate efficiently to the learning process (Cooper ve McIntyre, 1998). Values in the cultural environment where individual takes place can also determine the success in the learning environment. So educational objectives from affective domain are a vital component in the development of English curriculum for primary students. Our purpose here is to relate research on affective dimensions to foreign language instruction. We will discuss Krathwohl’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives on the Affective Domain and try to detemine to what extent English Curriculum for Primary Schools in Turkey involve these. We will also state the importance and benefits of affective domain in teaching English. Research data will be collected and analyzed by using document analysis method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Affective Domain, Krathwohl’s Taxonomy, English Curriculum, English Teaching.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 11:03
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 11:03

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