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ERIC Number: ED012056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND BEYOND.
MASLOW, ABRAHAM
TWO TYPES OF LEARNING, EXTRINSIC AND INTRINSIC, ARE DESCRIBED. INTRINSIC LEARNING INVOLVES THOSE PROCESSES WHICH CAN HELP PEOPLE BECOME ALL THAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF BECOMING. INTRINSIC LEARNING IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF ALL EDUCATION, INCLUDING ADULT EDUCATION, AND IS ALSO THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF COUNSELING. SELF-ACTUALIZING PEOPLE LEARN THROUGH THE PROCESSES OF INTRINSIC LEARNING. SELF-ACTUALIZING PEOPLE ARE DESCRIBED AS THOSE WHO LISTEN TO THEIR OWN VOICES, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, ARE HONEST, AND WHO WORK. THEY ARE INVOLVED IN A CAUSE OUTSIDE OF THEMSELVES. THEY EXPERIENCE FULLY, VIVIDLY, AND SELFLESSLY WITH FULL CONCENTRATION AND ABSORPTION. AT THE VARIOUS CHOICE POINTS PRESENTED TO THEM, THEY MAKE THE CHOICE FOR GROWTH. THE INTRINSIC LEARNING MODEL IS ESPECIALLY ADAPTIVE IN WORKING WITH ADULTS SINCE THEY ALREADY HAVE CAPACITIES, TALENTS, DIRECTIONS, MISSIONS, AND CALLINGS. THE COUNSELOR'S JOB, THEREFORE, IS TO HELP THEM TO BECOME WHAT THEY ALREADY ARE MORE PERFECTLY AND TO REALIZE WHAT THEY POTENTIALLY CAN BE. THIS ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE TRAINING OF COUNSELORS OF ADULTS (CHATHAM, MAY 22-28, 1965). (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.; New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Brookline); Massachusetts (Winchester)