Cooperative Learning and the affective domain

2019-01-18T16:52:05Z (GMT) by Ashley Casey J. Fernandez-Rio
This paper seeks to give practical examples of how teachers can promote the development of students’ affective learning using two Cooperative Learning structures: Student Teams Assessment Divisions (STAD) and Jigsaw Classroom. It also includes a taxonomy aimed to help teachers value and assess their students’ affective learning. The paper concludes by suggesting that if Physical Education is serious in its commitment to help all students learn across the different learning domains (i.e. physical, cognitive, social and affective), teachers need to be more selective in their choices of pedagogical approaches. In short, they must select those approaches capable of developing learning in the affective domain (e.g. Cooperative Learning and structures like SDAT and Jigsaw).