MET:Maslow's Hierarchy of Educational Needs
Abraham Maslow proposed the psychological theory of the hierarchy of needs in 1943.  In this model, human basic needs are at the bottom of the pyramid, supporting and providing a basis for the upper levels.
Levels of the Hierarchy
Physiological needs include food, water, sleep and shelter
Safety includes personal and financial safety as well as health.
Belonging encompases relationships such as family, friendships and intimate relationships
Self esteem is the view of one's value in the world and can be related to self-confidence. It can be negatively affected by depression and anxiety.
This is the pinacle level at which a person can reach their full potential.
Educational Applications of Developmental Theory:
When examining the hierarchy of needs, one can relate the student's ability to learn on a similar structure.
Basic needs are met
- Eats breakfast
- Clean Clothes
- Safe place to go home
- Able to sleep
Emotional and Physical Safety
- Clear school/class routines
- Access to counsellors/nurse
- Ok to take risks
- Adult role Models
- Peer relationships
Positive Classroom Culture
- Positive Feedback
- Time for Reflection
- Encouragement to take risks
Student is available to learn
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- Maslow, A.H. (1943). "A theory of human motivation". Psychological Review. 50 (4): 370–96.
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