Affective objectives are designed to change an individual's attitude, choices, and relationships.
Krathwohl and Bloom created a taxonomy for the affective domain that lists levels of commitment (indicating affect) from lowest to highest.
The levels are described as follows:
|Receiving||Being aware of or attending to something in the environment.||Individual reads a book passage about civil rights.|
|Responding||Showing some new behaviors as a result of experience.||Individual answers questions about the civil rights book, reads another book by the same author, another book about civil rights, etc.|
|Valuing||Showing some definite involvement or commitment.||The individual demonstrates this by voluntarily attending a lecture on civil rights.|
|Organization||Integrating a new value into one's general set of values, giving it some ranking among one's general priorities.||The individual arranges a civil rights rally.|
|Characterization by Value||Acting consistently with the new value.||The individual is firmly committed to the value, perhaps becoming a civil rights leader.|
Here are key verbs for each level you can use when writing affective objectives: