Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Making use of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to Problem Solve
Defining the ProblemConsider an individual in your class whose behaviour is problematical. Can you type this behaviour as due to a lack of belongingness, esteem, or self-actualisation needs? Or is it a combination of these?
What do you do in most classes that satisfies:
Recognising and Devising Some Strategies
Which strategies do you use now to satisfy these needs through college work?
Self-actualisation needsWork towards personal targets
Express personal values beliefs and priorities
Make choices to control your own development in the direction of your own values
Express yourself, and your values, through accomplishments: creativity, performances, ..
The search for identity and a search for a meaning to one’s life: through work, through making use of your own talents and abilities; from exploration of what interests you…
esteem of others:
Belongingness and love needs
To give affection and regard to others, to help others
Which new strategies could you use, and which old ones could you use more often, to satisfy these needs through college work?
Don’t underestimate the power of symbols that show esteem needs, and belongingness needs are being met. For example:
Motivating with Maslow.
Students should be set a challenge which requires a personal response (self actualisation)
Students work in pairs or small groups and their ideas should be valued by that group (belongingness and love needs)
The products made by students as part of their active learning should be valued, there should be an ‘audience’ for them other than the teacher. (esteem needs)