Andragogy

Andragogy
What does it mean?
Andragogical Teaching Example
Assumptions
Implementation
Andra = adult; gogy = learning
"The art and science of teaching adults"
It's not a teaching technique, but
rather a philosophy used for
guidance
It is as if the teacher is a guide
and the student is a traveler.
Teachers guide their students so they can use
their knowledge of past experiences to gain a
new knowledge
This philosophy is learnercentered, which
teaches them to become independent
researchers who are capable of adjusting to new
conditions.
SelfDirected Learner: Giving adults the
independence to manage their own educational
learning.
Experience: Adults learn using their
knowledge from past experiences.
Readiness to Learn: The learning that will take
place must include applicable issues to the
adult's life.
Orientation to Learning: Similar to readiness to
learn, adults need to understand how the new
knowledge they are learning is relevant to their
lives.
Andragogy allows for traditional teaching
approaches to be used in the classroom in a
different way that works for the students.
Andragogy assumptions are effective in
the classroom because it creates
learning.
It is important to remember other techniques
besides andragogy because it is not a technique
that works adults if they are not to the point of
learning that way.
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