“affective education: schooling that helps students deal with their emotions and values. This term is used to distinguish such schooling from cognitive education, which refers to academic knowledge and studies. Some would argue that the two are actually intertwined and that affective education increases students’ readiness to learn by addressing their emotional problems.”
Excerpted from: Ravitch, Diane. EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2007.