The affective domain is one of the three domains in Bloom’s Taxonomy. It involves feelings, attitudes, and emotions. It includes the ways in which people deal with external and internal phenomenon emotionally, such as values, enthusiasms, and motivations. This domain is categorized into five levels, which include receiving, responding, valuing, organization, and characterization. These subdomains form a hierarchical structure and are arranged from simple feelings or motivations to those that are more complex.
The affective domain refers to the tracking of growth in feelings or emotional areas throughout the learning experience. In order to be most effective, learning objectives labelled using this domain need a very clear instructional intention for growth in this area specified in the learning objective.