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We all have needs

The Humanist approach to human deficiency and growth needs highlights the importance of belonging. Education creates a sense of belonging and growth.

We all face new situations at points in our lives. Starting a new job, moving to a new town or starting a new course can feel daunting, even though we know there will be a period of time as we settle in.

Maslow suggested that we all have deficiency needs and growth needs and we are motivated to secure the various stages of growth, to a point of self-actualisation; ‘achieving what we are capable of’

Returning to education is likely to offer opportunities, but only if our deficiency needs are met first.

Consider what deficiency needs you may have and what goals you have to achieve the growth needs within Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

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