maslow's hierarchy of needs

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Claudia Hannah University of Phoenix Online MADL 117C - EDTC 560 Applications of Multimedia and Web Page Design May 19, 2004

Target Audience:

Target Audience College students studying in field of education Age range 18 and over Diverse cultures Diverse backgrounds and experience Male and female

Maslow’s Theory:

Maslow’s Theory “We each have a hierarchy of needs that ranges from "lower" to "higher." As lower needs are fulfilled there is a tendency for other, higher needs to emerge.” Daniels, 2004

Maslow’s Theory:

Maslow’s Theory Maslow’s theory maintains that a person does not feel a higher need until the needs of the current level have been satisfied. Maslow's basic needs are as follows:

Physiological Needs:

Physiological Needs Food Air Water Clothing Sex Basic Human Needs

Safety Needs:

Safety Needs Protection Stability Pain Avoidance Routine/Order Safety and Security

Social Needs:

Social Needs Affection Acceptance Inclusion Love and Belonging

Esteem Needs:

Esteem Needs Self-Respect Self-Esteem Respected by Others Esteem


Self-Actualization Achieve full potential Fulfillment

Meeting Needs in the Classroom:

Meeting Needs in the Classroom As educators, it is our responsibility to meet the five basic levels of needs in the classroom. Implementation strategies include:

Implementing in the Classroom:

Implementing in the Classroom Self-Actualization Provide challenges Encourage autonomy Esteem Feedback Acknowledge success Social Introductions Interact with students Inclusive activities Safety Maintain a safe and non-threatening atmosphere Create a comfortable environment Physiological Room temperature Pacing/Breaks

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Esteem Self-Actualization Safety Belonging Physiological Summary


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References A.H. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. (n.d.). Information accessed May 16, 2004, from Daniels, V. (2004, March). Notes on Abraham Maslow. Information accessed May 18, 2004, from Warder, D. (n.d.). What is Abraham Maslow's theory of motivation and is it useful to the field of education? Teaching Portfolio. Information accessed May 16, 2004, from

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