Pedagogy Vs Andragogy Learning
The terms “andragogy” and “pedagogy” are of Greek origin, both including the Greek verb “ago”, which means “guide”, and the Greek words “andras” (man) and “paidi” (child) respectively.
Today, pedagogy refers to the theories and methods used in teaching. However, in the past, pedagogy referred specifically to the methods used to educate children/youth. Andragogy was coined to focus on the practices used to teach adults.
Adults learn differently and have different strategies in learning. Adult learning brings us to the concept of Andragogy. According to Malcolm Knowles an American practitioner and theorist of adult education, “In The Modern Practice of Adult Education (1970), Knowles defined andragogy as ““the art and science of helping adults learn and an emerging technology for adult learning.He further states, that methods used to teach children are often not the most effective means of teaching adults.
Presented in small group Interaction and active Involvement.
Describe the difference between andragogy and pedagogy
Recognize the characteristics of an adult and youth learner
Compare and contrast the major assumptions of andragogy from those of pedagogy.
Justify using andragogical assumptions for designing courses that promote greater learner engagement and deeper understanding.
Design a course outline guided by the principles of andragogy.
Analyze methods used to engage the adult and youth learner
Examine relevant instructional technologies
Incorporate adult learning theory and relevant technologies into current instructionalplan