#TwistedTropes 24: Maslow's awkward hierarchy

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Photo from Wikimedia Commons Everything was awkward about the famous psychologist Abraham Maslow. As a young man, Maslow had very few friends, so he made books his companions, married one of his cousins by accident, and then spent the rest of his life trying to discover the meaning of life.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs

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Abraham Maslow did wonders for understanding human needs and motivations by creating a simple and applicable scale. After creating his scale, called the Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow himself started to apply his work to various disciplines.

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Maslow, Confucius and 3 keys to operate in Dragon land!

Origin Learning

Can Abraham Maslow have made a mistake? His theory of psychological health premised on fulfilling innate human needs in order of priority culminating in self-actualization, is a known fact.

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Maslow, technology and learning

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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.

Maslow & Leadership

Big Dog, Little Dog

A short (less than 3 min) podcast on Masow and Leadership

eLearning Development News » Maslow’s Hierarchy of the Internet

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Debunking the Major Myth of Engagement

CLO Magazine

Individual worldviews and other advanced capacities develop in response to awakened needs, similar to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which describes a progression from survival to self-actualization and transcendence.

Painting Your Masterpiece

CLO Magazine

Fortunately, with no worries about my basic survival as framed by Maslow’s first stage, I recall my early career being focused on the security that was provided by having a job that afforded a means to housing and taking care of myself, thereby providing independence.

4 Ways Great Leaders Instill a Growth Mindset in Others


Psychologist Abraham Maslow famously said, “Every day we can step into growth with courage or retreat into safety.” Leadership abraham maslow carol dweck courage Dr will sparks growth mindset john eades

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.

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Rules of engagement: why we’re still working on making people happy at work


Back in the day, the motivational theories of Abraham Maslow and Frederick Herzberg were considered de rigeur. They’re founded on the idea that people have basic needs, and that job satisfaction depends on whether those needs are met (or not). It’s perception of this that influences an individual’s sense of motivation and engagement at work.

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All you need is love

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It''s the same sense of belonging that Abraham Maslow described in his hierarchy of human needs. agape belonging collaboration education Greek Koinonia learning love Maslow Philadephia phileo Sixties pop group The Beatles sang ''All you need is love,'' and then they broke up.

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The importance of being networked

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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.

(re)Designing learning in a digital world

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I also challenged Maslow's hierarchy model of motivational needs, and Neil Fleming's VAK modality model of learning approaches. digital pedagogy VAK Maslow's hierarchy of needs Marc Prensky learning styles Vygotsky

How to Measure and Level Up Your Training


In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed his theory on the hierarchy of human needs. Essentially, the pyramid shows that certain human needs will take priority over others. Image Sourced from OneXuan We know our day is ruined without battery and WiFi, so we thought we should add them in at the Read More. Published on November 17, 2016. The post How to Measure and Level Up Your Training appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

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How to Measure and Level Up Your Training


In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed his theory on the hierarchy of human needs. Essentially, the pyramid shows that certain human needs will take priority over others. Image Sourced from OneXuan We know our day is ruined without battery and WiFi, so we thought we should add them in at the Read More. Published on November 21, 2016. The post How to Measure and Level Up Your Training appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

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Clark is not Keen

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He began by debunking many of the established and commonly accepted learning theories espoused by the likes of Benjamin Bloom (Taxonomy), Robert Gagne (Stages model) and Abraham Maslow (Hierarchy of needs). I'm back home from Online Educa Berlin , and it's time to reflect.


Moodle Journal

While effectively we are at that time of academic year when everything is winding up and results being agreed and closed off, it is also the time before everyone begins heading for the sun, distant parts or something else, for staff development sessions.

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Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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We learn best when we feel we belong, and we feel more comfortable when we perceive psychological safety (Maslow, 1954). Related blog posts Connected pedagogy: Social media Connected pedagogy: Smart technology References Maslow, A.

The User Experience Hierarchy of Needs

Growth Engineering

In 1943, Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation” In it he categorised basic human needs, from physiological needs all the way up to self-actualisation. The user experience (UX) hierarchy of needs borrows from Maslow’s hierarchy in a similar way.

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Three Major Theories of Motivation that Massively Boost Engagement in Elearning Courses


One of the most common is Maslow’s theory of needs which categorizes human needs into a 5-layered pyramid of priorities. Through this, Maslow explains that a person is motivated by either of these 5 categories of needs.

The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

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In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception.

#TwistedTropes 30. Halley's boring comet

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Image from NASA Universe on Flickr Comets are generally quite spectacular. It's quite thrilling, but also quite rare to gaze up into the night sky and see a comet tail in the sky.

When is Training the Right Solution? (And When it is NOT!)

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As an analogy, I view the Behavior Engineering Model similar to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. With Maslow’s hierarchy, a person must address the lowest tier of needs before they can focus on anything in the next row up. So, similar to Maslow’s hierarchy at the beginning, make sure your other bases are covered. As a trainer, it can be tempting to try and solve everything using your weapon of choice…training. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

#TwistedTropes 26. Whistler's angry mother

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Image from Wikimedia Commons When James Whistler painted his mother, she didn't look too pleased.

Is E-learning Really Effective In The Workplace? 3 Top Factors That Contribute To Efficacy


Here are few tips for driving learner motivation, derived from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: 1.

#TwistedTropes 27. Washington's wooden teeth

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. I don't know where this image came from. Bite me. Here's something to get your teeth into: It's well known that the first president of the United States of America had a mouthful of rotten teeth. It's also common knowledge that he wore false teeth.

#TwistedTrope 23: Dale's crappy cone

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

Game Element: Construction and Creation

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Utilizing resources to build or create something new or unique requires thinking, creativity and the ability to plan several steps ahead (all items high up on Maslow’s Hierarchy).

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Understanding employee motivation with the Self Determination Theory


Probably the most notorious one is Maslow’s pyramid. Any decent author knows that in order to be able to crayon believable and engaging characters, the question of what drives and motivates them has to have a good answer.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

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This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor.

Drive through learning

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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.

Technology sinner

Allison Rossett

While those are proper concerns, early this morning I found myself worrying about things that are lower in Maslow’s hierarchy. That technology sinner is me. I sinned this morning. I awoke at 5:30 AM to address an elearning conference in Europe via Adobe Connect.

#TwistedTropes 31. Custer's coal stand

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Maslow's awkward hierarchy 25. Photo from Wikimedia Commons George Armstrong Custer was a jack the lad. He was unconventional, rebelling against authority throughout his life.