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andragogy Syllabification: an·dra·go·gy
Pronunciation: /ˈandrəˌɡäjē/ /-ɡäɡē/

Definition of andragogy in English:


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).




1920s: blend of andro- and pedagogy.

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