The Other Educational Outcome is an excellent column in this week’s Education Week. It’s written by Walt Gardner, and speaks eloquently about the importance of “affective outcomes.” Here’s a brief excerpt:
Teachers have long known that it is altogether possible to teach a subject well to students (cognitive), but to teach them to hate the subject in the process (affective). If one of the major goals is to develop lifelong learners, then students are severely shortchanged.
The column also includes some good links to other articles.