#TwistedTropes 24: Maslow's awkward hierarchy

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons Everything was awkward about the famous psychologist Abraham Maslow. Maslow never visited Egypt , and was not particularly knowledgeable about pyramids (except for Toblerone - Editor). Unported License.

The importance of being networked

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Never before have there been so many opportunities to make contact with educators world wide, many of whom have wonderful creative ideas to share. Think of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs (1954), and note that 'belonging' to a group and gaining respect from others are fundamental to his theory. References Maslow, A. 2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Unported License.

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Belonging, friendship and learning

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Image from Pixabay Flawed though it is, Maslow's theory of motivation highlights at least one important theme: We are social beings and we need to know that we belong. Belonging, friendship and learning by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Going the extra mile

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In this post, I''m revisiting a well known and heavily used motivational theory - Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. The theory Just about everyone working in education and training has heard of Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs. Maslow was interested in how people are motivated, and why they reach to achieve the pinnacle of human experience which he called self actualization. Most versions of Maslow''s Hierarchy are represented as pyramids. Unported License.

All you need is love

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Phileo is a love that describes feelings of belonging, and a sense of common purpose. It''s the same sense of belonging that Abraham Maslow described in his hierarchy of human needs. It''s something we all crave, and is often experienced in social groupings, friendship circles and clubs, where children (and adults) share a common purpose and goals. Unported License. agape belonging collaboration education Greek Koinonia learning love Maslow Philadephia phileo

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(re)Designing learning in a digital world

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In order to prepare students for a coming world of work we cannot clearly describe, we need to instill a flexible set of transferrable skills that include adaptability, change management, creative problem solving, collaboration and a range of digital literacies that will enable them to meet any challenges head on. I also challenged Maslow's hierarchy model of motivational needs, and Neil Fleming's VAK modality model of learning approaches. Unported License.

Maslow, technology and learning

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It's creative and it's often thought provoking. How much more could we say about the uses of technology when we place them up against a pre-digital age theory such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs model? Maslow's Hierarchy is a very well know theory, and has featured in numerous slides, journals, books and blogs in the past. The concept of self-actualisation is in itself problematic, and the means through which Maslow obtained his data have also been cast into doubt.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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When people connect using technology, they seek out commonalities and look for shared experiences. It's comforting to know that others are experiencing the same doubts and difficulties as we are, or that we can all work together to succeed in a common task. We learn best when we feel we belong, and we feel more comfortable when we perceive psychological safety (Maslow, 1954). Unported License.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The phrase, “If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail” is loosely attributed to Abraham Maslow ( [link] ). This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

It’s no different that what Abraham Maslow’s observed in The Psychology of Science : “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

#TwistedTropes 30. Halley's boring comet

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Santa's marginalised reindeer Halley's boring comet by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 26. Whistler's angry mother

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Image from Wikimedia Commons When James Whistler painted his mother, she didn't look too pleased. It's not easy living with creative types, and you never know what to expect sharing your life with an artist. Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Unported License.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

It’s no different that what Abraham Maslow’s observed in The Psychology of Science : “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0

#TwistedTropes 27. Washington's wooden teeth

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It's also common knowledge that he wore false teeth. Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Whistler's angry mother Schindler's shopping list by Steve Wheeler was written in Fullmouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

#TwistedTrope 23: Dale's crappy cone

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An important use of Dale's cone: Image from Wikimedia Commons Dale's cone is a very funny idea. Next time: 24: Maslow's awkward hierarchy Previous posts in the #TwistedTropes series 1. Unported License.

Drive through learning

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There is no room in Hull''s theory for example, to explain how humans can continue to explore their environment, solve problems and generate creative work even though they may be cold, hungry or thirsty. Elements of his theory are present in Maslow''s more humanistic and learner-centred Hierarchy of Human Needs model. Although this is in itself a flawed and contetious model, Maslow''s hierarchy has been used to explain more compex motivational processes. Unported License.

Video for assessment

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A video entitled Applying theory to the classroom by Alice Sheppard and Laura Mayo , incorporating Maslow''s theory with the spreading activation memory theory of Collins and Quillian. Photo by Popperipop on Wikimedia Commons Video for assessment by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#TwistedTrope 29. Santa's marginalised reindeer

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Noah's necessary whale Santa's marginalised reindeer by Steve Wheeler was written at the North Pole and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 28. Jonah's necessary whale

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Washington's wooden teeth Schindler's shopping list by Steve Wheeler was written in Ninevah, Assyria and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 25. Schindler's shopping list

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Image from Wikimedia Commons Oskar Schindler was an industrialist, playboy and philanthropist during the Nazi occupation of Europe. Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 31. Custer's coal stand

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons George Armstrong Custer was a jack the lad. Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Halley's boring comet Custer's coal stand by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

#TwistedTropes 32. Goliath's huge weapon

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Custer's coal stand Goliath's huge weapon by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The point of no return

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The previous post featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs Photo by Sid Mosdell on Flickr The point of no return by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 27 in my series on learning theories.

Who's in charge?

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. All the previous posts in this series are linked below, with theorists listed in alphabetical order.

Self fulfilling prophecies

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This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Rotter Locus of Control Photo by Dhillan Chandramowli on Flickr Self fulfilling prophecies by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#LearningIs social

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From Maslow to Latane to Festinger, and even taking into consideration the 'risky' social experiments of the sixties, such as Zimbardo's Stanford Prison experiment , or Milgram's shocking compliance studies , psychology is replete with explanations about how we operate in social contexts and engage within our communities. Unported License. Humans are inherently social. We want to be accepted by others. Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts.

Donald. Duck!

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs is only popular, because triangles are easy to put into Powerpoint slides" he opined. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Donald Clark's opening keynote for ALT-C 2010 essentially polarised his audience this morning. Some loved his earthy, no-quarter given demolition of an host of established theories of learning.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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Many schools such as Plymouth School of the Creative Arts in South West England, and Taupaki School in New Zealand have made learning through making their primary strategy. The connections between thinking and making are important, and curricula based upon this principle draws out creativity and encourages children to experiment, take risks and ask more ''what if''? Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Unported License.

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Design for life

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Milgram Obedience to Authority Photo by Cyrano82 on Deviant Art Design for Life by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Our mutual friends

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Merizow Transformative Learning Photo by Stefano Bertolo on Flickr Our mutual friends by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Stage by stage

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Paivio Dual Coding Theory Photo by Pixabay Stage by stage by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning.

In two minds

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Papert Constructionism Photo by Steve Wheeler Graphic by Instructional Design In two minds by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning.

Shocking behaviour

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Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Milgram Six Degrees of Separation Photo by Deviant Art Shocking behaviour by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 29 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Words in mind

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Helping learners to make connections between movement and visualisation is a common technique in physical education and sport. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. Piaget Cognitive Stages of Development Photo from Wikimedia Commons Words in mind by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This is number 34 in my learning theories series.