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Criminology Class, Fall 1999
Levels of Learning and Associated Affect

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: September 28, 1999
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Summary and Notes:Edward T. Hall's Silent Language
Affect and Learning

Theory from Anthropology:

Edward T. Hall analyzes the levels of learning as:


Now let's try to take this principle of increasing affect at less formal levels of interaction to a real world problem: your concern for your grades and the difficulty the institution of higher education experiences in trying to alter approaches to teaching.

Following Osgood's ideas on searching for theroetical clues in other disciplinary areas, suppose we take the idea of affect at different learning levels and apply that concept to the problem of teaching and learning:


Theory of affect levels applied to grades: