Addressing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

A thought provoking article from the Learning Renaissance.

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner’s needs do not enter into the equation of their educations.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a useful model for educators to use to help insure that they are addressing more of the whole child.

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. By asking themselves whether these needs are being met in their school or classroom, educators can assess how well they are applying Maslow’s hierarchy to their teaching practice (How to Apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Education).

Some general strategies for addressing these needs in the classroom can be found at Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes…

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The Purposeful Use of Technology in the Classroom

The Learning Renaissance

I think this might be over-egging the pudding in its assertions as there are limits to how well the technology can be used which reside outside the control of the individual teacher, but for what it is worth, this has some useful pointers to effective learning with technology applied…

artist: Sylvia Duckworth artist: Sylvia Duckworth

Infographic art by Sylvia Duckworth
Source: 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology | TeachThought

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