Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a valuable resource when helping adults understand children in general, but especially, a challenging child. When visualized as a pyramid, Maslow’s levels are, from the bottom up: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, self-actualization.Author: Txyankeegirl. Applying Abraham Maslow’s theory of a pyramid-shaped hierarchy — physiological needs, personal safety, social affiliation, self-esteem and self-actualization — to education is an ideal way to assess lesson plans, courses and educational programs. Like the rungs of a ladder, each need has to be met before progressing to the next level.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Maslow’s hierarchy of needs helps us understanding what motivates learners. Abraham Maslow introduced his concept of a Hierarchy of Needs in the 1950’s. His hierarchy proposes that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to . The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs was reviewed and implications were sought for adult education theory, program planning and operation, promotional activities, and program evaluation. Maslow's work suggested self-actualization as an ultimate goal, meaning that adult education programs should be structured to foster both the acquisition of facts, skills, and attitudes, and the development of inner .
In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through levels or tiers based on our inner and outer satisfaction of those met or unmet needs. As a parent and educator, I find this theory eternally relevant for students and adults, especially in our Author: Lori Desautels.