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PACE Library Connection: Aug 2018 - Andragogy

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What is Andragogy?

The term "andragogy" was first coined all the way back in 1833 by a German teacher named Alexander Knapp in an effort to categorize and describe Plato's theory of education.

  1. The method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education.
  2. The art and science of adult learning. ~ Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913 – 1997)

Knowles was convinced that adult learning had to be self-driven. Rather than having education be teacher-centric, adult learning should be centered around the students and teach them the power of self-motivated learning.