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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. The idea, now commonly called the Law of the Instrument, is illustrated in the phrase ”if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” ” .

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Explained for Learning Professionals

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs tells us about the nature of human motivation and goal attainment. The post Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Explained for Learning Professionals appeared first on Growth Engineering. Brain Science Online Learning elearning Motivation learning objectives Maslow's Hierarchy Needs Personal GrowthBut what are the implications for you and your learners?


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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. The post Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs appeared first on eLearning Brothers. eLearning Featured capacity competence maslow's hierarchy peak experiences productivity resources skill teamwork time

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#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 never visited Egypt , and was not particularly knowledgeable about pyramids (except for Toblerone - Editor).

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

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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. But given the speed of change that is currently taking place everywhere, the 3 rd level of human needs based on relations will perhaps need to be re-evaluated. The way the world is advancing is responsible for making people re-think, reconsider, and “unlearn” embedded ideas.

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Motivating Employees Is Not About You — It’s About Them

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Employee Engagement: Meeting Their Needs


If you could ask noted psychologist, Abraham Maslow, he might tell you to meet their hierarchy of needs. Who is Maslow and what is his Hierarchy of Needs? Abraham Maslow proposed in a paper he wrote, “A Theory of Human Motivation” published in Psychological Review in 1943, that people’s motivations are unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires. He theorized that people are motivated by what has become known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

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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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 eadesWhether in business, athletics or any other field, achieving success doesn’t come from natural ability and intelligence alone. It comes from having a growth mindset.

Debunking the Major Myth of Engagement

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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. Corresponding to Maslow’s hierarchy, human mindset and capacity development related to the workplace can be categorized in five stages, shown in Figure 1. From a business perspective, employee engagement is about productivity and outcomes.

Back to Basics: Motivating Employees During Uncertainty and Change

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For guidance, employers should turn to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a psychological theory that maps out five ascending levels of human needs that can be applied to great effect in the workplace. Today, many businesses in the United States are rethinking the way they operate and plan for the future, with everything from workplace culture and policies to employee incentives and the physical office environment evolving in real time.

Painting Your Masterpiece

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Originally conceived by Kurt Goldstein in his 1934 work “The Organism,” and later built upon and codified in a framework by Abraham Maslow during the 1940s to 1950s, this psychological theory focused on fulfilling human needs in stages starting with the most basic through those of higher purpose. One of my favorite movie characters is Rayburn, played by Christopher Walken, in 2004’s “Man on Fire.”

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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 17, 2016. The post How to Measure and Level Up Your Training appeared first on Administrate. All Training Tips

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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.

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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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. Abraham Maslow belonging cyberbullying education friendship group learning motivation psychological safety school smartphone social social media teaching

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. It took them years to reconcile their differences. Love is a fragile thing. It requires nurturing with care.

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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. connections creative commons education Clay Shirky network teaching social media social learning learning Abraham Maslow altruism PLNIn yesterday's blogpost Separation and connection I talked about the nature of social media and their capability to amplify human contact.

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. The concept of self-actualisation is in itself problematic, and the means through which Maslow obtained his data have also been cast into doubt. I love a good mash-up.

Going the extra mile

Learning with 'e's

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. Reference 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(re)Designing Learning Spaces for a Digital World View more presentations from Steve Wheeler My keynote speeches to academic staff at Massey University on the Palmerston North and Wellington campuses this week were accompanied by the slides above.

Creating belonging in your organisation


According to Abraham Maslow, satisfying the need to belong is a prerequisite to developing self-esteem and confidence, which in turn is a prerequisite for self-actualization, the motive to realize one’s fullest potential. Belonging is an essential element of feeling included.

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). Maslow's model is particularly popular in the corporate training sector, said Clark, because most people like to put pyramids on their PowerPoint slides. Glib, perhaps, but also inherently true when faced with the oversimplification of Maslow's model.


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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. Thinking about this usually gets me musing over training needs and opportunities to introduce and present case studies of new technologies and practice.

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If all you have is a hammer…

Superb Learning

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail (Abraham Maslow). The great quote can be applied to many situations, especially to the design and development of a digital learning experience. One of the big mistakes we see when people are putting their content online is that they start with the technology. They select a learning platform and then create the learning experiences and learning assets to fit with the platform.

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. Much like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the most fundamental needs are at the bottom of the pyramid.

Why Information Sharing is Critical for Client-Facing Teams


Anyone who studied psychology may remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In 1943, Maslow postulated that human beings could not reach self actualization and command higher intellectual pursuits unless we satisfied basic human needs such as food, shelter, safety, etc. Today’s post is by Joseph D. Kringdon, Principal, Kringdon & Associates/HMC. Have you ever eaten at the Cheesecake Factory? The restaurant’s 21-page menu lists more than 250 items. It’s huge!

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. Just like Maslow’s theory, there are several other theories; some better suited to specific fields of human life. Theories of motivation are physiological theories that explain a person’s reasons for engaging in a particular behavior.

The importance of continuous learning in elearning content

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs recognised learning and self-actualisation – for the betterment of one’s self – as the highest need. Maslow, A. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs ( Motivation and personality. Maslow, A. Dating back as early as 470 BC, the desire for knowledge has been recognised as one of the most important virtues in life.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

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The need for security and safety ranks just above the need for food, water and shelter in Maslow’s hierarchy. These are the humans who have already been educated, have had some level of career success and presumably sit at least at level 3 or above in Maslow’s hierarchy.

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.

Maturity Models and the Learning Organization

Learning Wire

From Maslow to Kirkpatrick: The Pioneers of the Maturity Model. One famous model at the origin of this approach is Maslow’s hierarchy of needs , often presented in the form of a pyramid. Abraham Maslow drew on observations from popular psychological theories of the 1940s to establish a model representing the various needs of every individual. Part 1/3. The founding principles of maturity models.

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. Image from Pixabay In preparation for my EDEN19 keynote later this month in Bruges, I have been making notes on connected learning. In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching.

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. Workplace learning is often described as Training which is undertaken in the workplace or a simulated work environment which may include structured training, assessment, observation of work practices, case study or other models.

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). When you are considering creating a learning experience using a game or parts of games, one type of element you can add is the Construction/Creation element.

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Corporate Learning & Development

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Further, the education beliefs also suggest a variety of emphasis on the theories and models that can offer suitable gradations of education consisting of the principle x and even the fashions of worker motivation by means of Maslow primarily based on the psychoanalyst angle. Ideology of Corporate L&D.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

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I was at a training workshop recently where the trainer brought up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and I reflected on the fact that even though I have been moderately successful in my field, I still personally need continuous self purpose, recognition, and “win activities” and projects that move me towards “self-actualization”. This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager.

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. By 5:50 AM, with colorful earrings in my ears, and virtually suitable clothing on top, I was ready for the webinar. This isn’t about technology failure. Connect worked like a charm. Or I think it did.