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Andragogy -- Research Starters Education

By: Bartle, M. Sheila;

2008 / EBSCO


This article discusses the history and application of the theory of andragogy[3], a teaching theory for adult learners[2] in which the educator's role remains meaningful but less instructive, involving coaching, facilitating, and guiding. Today the learner-centered assumptions and practices of andragogy have proven sufficiently effective to filter into many educational settings, including pedagogy[7], professional development, staff trainings, and service learning. Although it functions as a highly influential guide to practice, some educational theorists find that the claims of andragogy remain insufficiently verified in higher education.