Andragogy vs. Pedagogy


Pedagogy refers to theories and approaches to teaching and learning.

Since the term derives from the Greek word for 'child', some have suggested its principles do not apply automatically to adult teaching and learning, for which the term andragogy has been used. Knowles used the term andragogy to describe a set of principles of teaching and learning specifically relating to adults.

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Relates to Learning strategies focused on adults. All learning and teaching strategies, regardless of age. (In experiential learning, pedagogy does apply to shaping thought process possibilities in children. See Piaget.
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Andragogy consists of learning strategies focused on adults. It is often interpreted as the process of engaging adult learners with the structure of learning experience. Originally used by Alexander Kapp (a German educator) in 1833, andragogy was dev Pedagogy (pronounced /ˈpedəɡɒdʒi, ˈpedəɡɑːdʒi, or ˈpedəɡoʊdʒi/ ) is the study of being a teacher. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction.

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January 31, 2013, 2:54pm

Andragogy is adult learning. For example, adults who go to college for a specific degree of their interest (willingly).
Pedagogy refers to mostly all the learning of a child that came beyond choice (k-12) or required learning. This type of learning was less respected than Andragogy for the most part because the child had no concept of *reason* or purpose to their learning. Usually in Andragogy the learner is more involved and interested to a whole new level because their area of choice has reason and purpose behind it which drives their personal life into their learning making this type of learning more memorable, respected, and successful.

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