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andragogy

 [an´drah-go″je] (pl. an·dra·go·gy)
adult education; the helping of adults to learn. This includes the creation of learning experiences in which adults are helped to make the transition from dependent learning to being self-directed. See also pedagogy.

andragogy

(an′dră-gō-jē, goj-) [ andro- + (ped)agogy]
The study of adult education and how it differs from the education of children.
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He is recognised globally for his thought leadership and impact by applying world-class andragogy to influence and motivate individuals to action in business.
A specialist in teaching adults (andragogy), Swenson has given presentations, workshops and lecture-recitals throughout the U.S.
Student apathy for classroom learning and need of repositioning in present andragogy in Indian dental schools.
Applications in continuing education for the health professions: Chapter five of Andragogy in action.
In my search for learning and teaching theories related to my desire to minimize my reliance on lecture-based instruction, I focused on publications and research regarding andragogy (Knowles, 1988), experiential learning theory (ELT) (Kolb, 1984), and transformative learning theory (Mezirow, 1995).
Adult learning theory, however, is rooted in andragogy, which is the method and practice of teaching adult learners.
A number of related theories are discussed--Charles Wedemeyer's theory of independent study, Michael Moore's theory of independent study and theory of transactional distance, Otto Peters' theory of industrialization of teaching, Borje Holmberg's theory of interaction and communication, Malcolm Knowles' andragogy, Hilary Perrston's a synthesis of existing theories, and Desmond Keegan's equivalency theory.
Knowles' four assumptions of andragogy (adult learning) were emphasized throughout the experience (Knowles, 1970).
These discussions concerning the different focus and andragogy between VET and HE and the different skill requirements for success in assessments suggest that performance in VET cannot be equated to performance in HE.
The learning society approach aims to balance economic, social, natural and environmental aspects, social responsibility, and resources of society; and the learning society and andragogy may also help in transforming the people into knowledge citizens and knowledge workers (Charungkaittikul & Henschke, 2014; Wildemeersch et al., 2000).
Taking into consideration individuals' learning styles Knowles (1990 as cited in Kearsley, 2010) in his theory of andragogy gave four principles of adult learning.
Dyer founded the theological journal Chicago Studies, published a weekly column called Andragogy, and wrote and narrated an audio cassette presentation, Three Minute Theologian, based on Catholic teachings.