Pedagogica: Meeting participant needs


Though Abraham Maslow’s pyramid model of human needs has been questioned from gender and cultural perspectives, the idea of looking at what needs to be in place to encourage successful growth in learning environments might get off to a good start by using such a model. Higher level needs generally rely on lower-level needs which support them if they are to be realized. 

My suggestion, somewhat based on Maslow is illustrated above. My sense is that if I keep this framework in mind, refer to it as a kind of checklist, and even share my intentionality reflected here with my participants, I can both fill in the gaps and explore how the specific cultures present may prioritize or otherwise contribute to tweaking or building this list of commitments.

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