Attitudes in the educational reform: An aspect of emotional education

José María Asensio Aguilera.


The present Spanish Educational Law (L.O.G.S.E.) takes in account the attitudes between the curricular contents that have to be taught at school. Nevertheless, neither the promotion of attitudes nor its evaluation are an easy task to be developed by educators. This is, in a major part, due because the term attitude lacks of the needed conceptual clarity.

In our opinion, the attitudinal dispositions have a correspondence with determined affective states that predispose individuals to act in the sense those states prescribe. In this way, the education of attitudes can be considered as an aspect of emotional education that has to be promoted by educators out of its appointment to any knowledges areas.


Key words: Attitude, Emotions, Values, Norms, Dialogue.

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