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icarapina [About humanism]
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 One of Maslow'​s contributions widely accepted even far beyond borders of humanism is the [[http://​www.abraham-maslow.com/​maslow_Images/​Maslow_Needs_Hierarchy.jpg|hierarchy of needs]] in which he tried to formulate the **human motivation framework**. Hierarchy of needs approaches human motivation in terms of different kind of needs that have to be satisfied in order to move to the higher level of needs. Those levels include **physiological**,​ **safety**, **society**,​ **esteem** and **self-actualization needs** and need to be **satisfied in the mentioned order**. ​ One of Maslow'​s contributions widely accepted even far beyond borders of humanism is the [[http://​www.abraham-maslow.com/​maslow_Images/​Maslow_Needs_Hierarchy.jpg|hierarchy of needs]] in which he tried to formulate the **human motivation framework**. Hierarchy of needs approaches human motivation in terms of different kind of needs that have to be satisfied in order to move to the higher level of needs. Those levels include **physiological**,​ **safety**, **society**,​ **esteem** and **self-actualization needs** and need to be **satisfied in the mentioned order**. ​
  
-Since humanism is more concerned with personal developmentwhich can be fostered by learning, than with dealing with the results of knowledge acquisition or underlying physical and mental processes, it is not always considered to be a learning paradigm. Yet it was exactly these characteristics that enabled humanism to avoid some criticisms common for all other learning paradigms. All the other paradigms, when observed in framework of educational practice attempt to quantify learning and knowledge by breaking it up into **measurable but often meaningless pieces** often out of any context. They associate learning with the classroom and a number of hours, classes, courses, number of textbooks and lectures and finally tests and grades, but very few real life experiences fit into this concept, especially since they aren't measured by grades. This also implies that someone knows(([[http://​books.google.com/​books?​id=-UMqvLEcH0wC&​pg=PA41&​lpg=PA41&​dq=Daniel+Greenberg+A+New+Look+at+Learning+The+Sudbury+Valley+School+Experience&​source=bl&​ots=V0mMuj1zE0&​sig=L-O9UKKRoqz3W0uh-ekJj3pXorA&​hl=en&​ei=G-S0S-eAA6TqmwOA2_U5&​sa=X&​oi=book_result&​ct=result&​resnum=2&​ved=0CAwQ6AEwAQ#​v=onepage&​q&​f=false|Greenberg,​ G. A New Look at Learning. In Sudbury Valley School. The Sudbury Valley School Experience. The Sudbury Valley School, 1992.]])):+Since humanism is more concerned with personal development which can be fostered by learning, ​more than with dealing with the results of knowledge acquisition or underlying physical and mental processes, it is not always considered to be a learning paradigm. Yet it was exactly these characteristics that enabled humanism to avoid some criticisms common for all other learning paradigms. All the other paradigms, when observed in framework of educational practice attempt to quantify learning and knowledge by breaking it up into **measurable but often meaningless pieces** often out of any context. They associate learning with the classroom and a number of hours, classes, courses, number of textbooks and lectures and finally tests and grades, but very few real life experiences fit into this concept, especially since they aren't measured by grades. This also implies that someone knows(([[http://​books.google.com/​books?​id=-UMqvLEcH0wC&​pg=PA41&​lpg=PA41&​dq=Daniel+Greenberg+A+New+Look+at+Learning+The+Sudbury+Valley+School+Experience&​source=bl&​ots=V0mMuj1zE0&​sig=L-O9UKKRoqz3W0uh-ekJj3pXorA&​hl=en&​ei=G-S0S-eAA6TqmwOA2_U5&​sa=X&​oi=book_result&​ct=result&​resnum=2&​ved=0CAwQ6AEwAQ#​v=onepage&​q&​f=false|Greenberg,​ G. A New Look at Learning. In Sudbury Valley School. The Sudbury Valley School Experience. The Sudbury Valley School, 1992.]])):
  
   * **what** should be learned by people (which is completely dependent on time, place and culture),   * **what** should be learned by people (which is completely dependent on time, place and culture),
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