Accession Number : ADA607671


Title :   Leveraging Affective Learning for Developing Future Airmen


Descriptive Note : Research study


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Tharp, Donald ; Gould, Anthony ; Potter, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a607671.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The mission of Air Education and Training Command (AETC) is to empower our nation s Airmen to fly, fight, and win by delivering unrivaled air, space, and cyberspace education and training. However, realizing this vision in today s highly interactive, information-saturated, and global environment is tougher than ever. Mission success requires knowledge-enabled Airmen who understand, appreciate, trust, and internalize the tactics, techniques, processes, and procedures necessary to succeed in any number of complex situations. This study is intended to help Air Force leadership and educators better understand the importance of affective learning in the development of Airmen as lifelong learners. Affective learning concerns learners attitudes, motivations, beliefs, and emotions. Unfortunately, the affective domain has been a neglected area because its characteristics are neither directly observable nor easily measured. Consequently, most educational systems evaluate student performance against cognitive proficiency rather than against affective measures. However, it is important to realize that affect is critical to the overall learning process since cognitive learning depends on attitude, motivation, and other affective factors.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *EDUCATION , *LEARNING , TRAINING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE