Designing Affective and Cognitive Educational Interaction

Authored by: Benedict Boulay

Handbook of Design in Educational Technology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415807340
eBook ISBN: 9780203075227
Adobe ISBN: 9781135118969


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When we observe how expert teachers behave, we find that they devote considerable time and effort to affective issues. For example, as Lepper and his colleagues report, expert human teachers include among their goals ‘first, to sustain and enhance their students’ motivation and interest in learning, . . . and second, to maintain their pupils’ feelings of self-esteem and self-efficacy, even in the face of difficult or impossible problems’ (Lepper, Aspinwall, Mumme, & Chabay, 1990, p. 219).

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