Abraham Harold Maslow, an American psychologist who was best known for creating a theory in which the fullfillment of the human needs are prioritized and the psychological health process to self-actualization are formulated in
his theory Maslow's hierarchy of needs. The human needs as ordered in the hierarchy should be mostly satisfied before someone would give their attention to the next highest need. The hierarchy of human needs model suggests that human needs will only be fulfilled
one level at a time. According to Maslow's theory, when a human being ascends the levels of the hierarchy having fulfilled the needs in the hierarchy, one may eventually achieve self-actualization.
Felicia Tilborg's experiences obtained over the years
working with people of different ages and varies backgrounds, is that self-actualization can be noticed each 12 months after birth. This differs with Maslow's theory, which sets the stage of self-actualization as a long term-process. Felicia Tilborg's Practicum
uses the growth and development assesments as a tool to administrate the age appropriate standards to be reached and that each extra ability is the individual's peak/self-actualization experience at that particular moment in life. It can be concluded that
each personal accomplishment with satisfaction achieved can be described as self-actualization. Annual growth and development assesments, combined with proper observation if the human needs are met (Maslow Hierarchy of Needs), can detect any disabilities,
disorders, but also advancencements in an early stage of life. These self-assesment and/or observations can result in a more accurate plan of action, in best interest of each human being's growth and development. Felicia Tilborg's results are compilled experiences
from individuals residing in underdeveloped geographic locations, whom have shown significant results by use of Felicia Tilborg's Practicum|- 1-2-3 theory Advanced Learners
Peak and Plateau experiences
Beyond the needs of fulfillment, moments of extra ordinary experiences were envisioned by Maslow. Individuals with these qualities known as ‘Peak Experiences’, encounter wholeness, self-sufficient and yet
part of the world. These experiences occur mostly by people whom reached the self-actualizing stage in life.
Later writings of Maslow’s theory have shown a more inclusive model in addition to the intense peak experiences, derived from the Indian
scientist and yoga practitioner U.A. Asrani and named the Plateau Experience. The shift from Peak to Plateau experience Maslow relates to the natural aging process. This shift in life values is a personal experience, reflects what is actually important in
one’s life and what is not.
Furthermore ‘The Great Didactic,’ is 'The Whole Art of Teaching all Things to all Man,' written by Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologian John Amos Comenius. In The Great Didactic Comenius
recommended learning from nature outside its school contexts. Comenius argues that learning should extend beyond the classroom, which takes place in everyday life. Contact with objects in the environment made accumulating information more accessible and
relevant to children's interests and life needs.
Felicia Tilborg’s Practicum combines these theories and provides assistance in development towards self-actualization, which can be reached by implementation of the 1-2-3 theory. It builds each
individual’s own characteristics, reaches self-actualization according to their age and maturity level beyond their peers. Felicia Tilborg’s Practicum is a practical life-long-learning strategy that creates environments consisting parents, family,
friends, educators and (academic) life coaches. The academic life coaches makes it their duty to offer a 7days a week, year round 30-45min on call service to assist their assigned attendee to successfully grow from childhood to adulthood. The skills used are
contextual and according to each time era. Although there are differs learning principles, Felicia Tilborg’s Practicum research has shown that in addition to each individuals daily environment, educators and (Academic) Life Coaches are beneficial to
achieve a successful life-long learning process.