What is Curzon and Tummons’ view on Roger’s humanistic approach?
According to Curzon and Tummons “Roger’s humanistic approach understood the role of a teacher as being not a controller or director of learning but a facilitator”. The humanistic approach is that of learners needing to feel empowered by their own wisdom and their ability to have control over this process. Rogers agreed with the main assumptions of Maslow and his ‘hierarchy of needs’. Although added that for an individual to develop, they must be provided for within a setting that recognises openness and self-disclosure, acceptance and empathy. The deprivation of these essentials would not allow for positive relationships and healthy personalities. Rogers believed that everyone could achieve their goals and desires in life allowing self-actualisation to take place. “The organism has one basic tendency and striving – to actualise, maintain, and enhance the experiencing organism”.