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? I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis.

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. References Maslow, A. 2010) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.

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.

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. Reference Maslow, A.

The State of Instructional Design

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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

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 This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories.

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. This is number 36 in my continuing series of blog posts about learning theories.

#LearningIs social

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Photo by William Murphy on Flickr #LearningIs social by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Humans are inherently social. We want to be accepted by others.

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. This is number 16 in my series on learning theories.

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. I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher.

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

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. This is number 34 in my learning theories series.

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. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. This is number 31 in my series on learning theories.

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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 This is number 33 in my series on learning theories.

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 This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

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 This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

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 This is number 32 in my series on learning theories.

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 This is number 29 in my series on learning theories.

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