Definition of andragogy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈandrəɡɒdʒi/
Pronunciation: /ˈandrəɡɒɡi/


[mass noun]
The method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education: much has been written about andragogy in general education circles over the past fifty years
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  • The most widely known model of instruction for adult learners is Knowles' model of andragogy.
  • Given these principles of andragogy, experiential learning can be an effective methodology for teaching adults.
  • This principle is consistent with theories of teaching and learning for children (pedagogy) and adults (andragogy).



Example sentences
  • This study provides a model for other similarly situated schools seeking to apply the new paradigm of staff development that flows from Knowles' "andragogical" theory of learning.
  • In spite of such consequences, community college educators often continue to rely on a pedagogical rather than an andragogical approach to teaching, perhaps because we teach as we were taught.


1920s: blend of andro- and pedagogy.

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