Reflective Account relating theory to Practice in my own specialist area

This is a reflective account on Humanism and will be based on my specialist area which is mathematics. It was presented on the 1st April 2014 and my group was the second to present. We are three in the group and we really worked together as a group. There is a good team work and good relationship.
Humanism is a pedagogical approach that believes learning is viewed as a personal act to fulfill one’s potential.
The primary purpose of humanism is the development of self actualized, independent people. In humanism, learning is student centred and it is personalized and the tutor role is as a facilitator. Humanism follows the study of self and motivation.
The key proponents are Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Malcolm Knowles.
Related theories are Maslow Hierarchy of Needs, Experiential learning (Kolb).
Learning is not an end in itself; it is the means to progress towards the pinnacle of self-development, which Maslow terms 'Self-actualisation'.
Difference between behaviourism and humanism is that behaviourism is about rewards from others while humanism is about rewarding yourself.
While behaviourists’ consider the environment, cognitive approach considers individual’s mental processes and humanism considers self and motivation. This school of thought (humanism) advocates learner-centered method of teaching which encouraged experiential and discovery types of learning. Engaging learners actively rather than being reactive while the teacher facilitates learning in a suitable environment. Humanistic theory argues that ‘people need to search for meanings and need personal goals to develop autonomy’ (Wilson, 2009 p355).

Rogers (1987) argued that humans grow and become independent, liked to be accepted and appreciated as individuals based on his idea of self development concept. Maslow (1970) researched further to develop the motivational model explaining that individuals reach their...