“By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit.”
This quote by Mahatma Gandhi, states that education is not just learning and understanding, rather it is an overall development in the learners. The learning should be complete and for lifelong. How are we going to achieve such effective learning in any course? There are three domains of learning cognitive (acquiring knowledge), psychomotor (developing physical skills) and affective (developing values, ethics, or attitudes). A courseware to be effective should try to include all these three domains of learning.
Stylus solutions, an established company for courseware development in Mumbai would want you to understand these three learning domains.
The Cognitive Domain (Mind)
The cognitive domain includes the growth of our mental skills. This domain deals with how learners obtain, process, and use knowledge. It can be called as the “thinking” domain. The six levels under this domain are knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
The Affective Domain (Spirit)
The affective domain comprises of our values, emotions, and attitudes. It can be called as the “valuing” domain. This domain consists of the way in which students deal with things emotionally, such as beliefs, feelings, morals, enthusiasms, and attitudes. This domain is categorized into five levels, they are, receiving phenomena, responding to phenomena, valuing, organization, and characterization.
The Psychomotor Domain (Body)
The psychomotor domain deals with manual or physical skills. It can be called as the “doing” domain. Such type of skills can be developed with practice and can be measured using attributes like speed, precision, techniques used in implementation. The seven levels included in this domain are, perception, set, guided response, mechanism, complex overt response, adaptation, and origination.
These learning domains should be incorporated in any course for effective learning. So, if you are looking for any assistance for K12 course development, don’t forget to take the help of Stylus.