Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Humanism as a theory of learning

Interesting...I guess this was under my nose all along, but never really deeply considered. If we consider that a learning theory (Humanism) drives a particular practice of developing and delivering teaching and learning (androgogy), then there's a clear linkage from Maslow and Rogers' self-actualization to Knowles' precepts of adult learning theory.

Then again, one recent reconceptualization of Maslow's hierarchy replaces self-actualization with parenting. Seriously. (New York Times Magazine, Sept. 10, 2010).

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