Quick Tip

April 15, 2015

In GMP training, the affective learning domain is as important as the cognitive and psychomotor.  Learning objectives in the affective domain are all about changing or reinforcing trainees’ perception. Trainees can leave a course fully understanding the topic and knowing how to perform all its tasks, but if they don’t accept the importance of what you’ve taught them, how likely are they to use it?

Take lab coats, for example. An employee can state why lab coats are important to wear (the cognitive or knowledge part) and can probably put one on correctly (the skill or psychomotor part).  But what is really important is that the employee remembers to put one on before entering areas where they are required because he or she understands and accepts the reasons for wearing them.