It will be convenient and relevant if the model described was in inverse manner. It would be easier to go step by step.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Model
One of the challenges in learning is motivating people to achieve their potential. Abraham Maslow explained the foundation of motivation in his hierarchy of needs. In his work, he stated that lower needs must be met first, and only after these needs are met the person has a desire to fulfill the needs on the next level. For Instructional Systems Designers, understanding this hierarchy of needs is a major piece of the designing successful learning events.
These needs include food, drink, and sleep. For example, if the trainers taught a course in the morning for people who had to travel to get to the facility, and did not provide breakfast or refreshments for them, their lowest level physiological need would not be met. As a result, they would not fully participate in the course, and won't learn as much as they could because their minds and bodies would be elsewhere.
These needs include freedom from fear as well as the need to be safe and stable. For example, when trainers plan their training, they should ensure that the area is safe and accessible for the target audience.
Love / belonging
This category concerns the need for family and friends. For instance, when planning a training program, it's important to ensure that people are willing to work with each other.
This category includes both self-esteem and the need to be highly regarded by others. For example, during the training instructors should ensure that their learners feel comfortable opening up and expressing their ideas, beliefs, and values. Instructors should always encourage involvement and open dialogues.
This is the need to "be all that you can be." For examples, trainers should make sure that learners can apply their new knowledge and skills. This means encouraging participants to provide feedback, and following-up on their improvements after the course.
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