Andragogical learning theory

Andragogical learning theory

Andragogical learning theory

During the 1990's Malcolm Knowles developed a new theory in the context of adult learners. This is often contrasted with the child's learning methods - pedagogical learning.

One among the key difference between pedagogical learning and andragogical learning is that the role of educator is minimised. If some one fails to learn - it does not assume it to be the failure of the instructor.

The central idea in the context of adult learning is that - it is only after convincing oneself on the rationale of learning they decide to learn. Hence, adults cannot be treated like children. Therefore it is assumed that workshops and seminars organised by the students themselves enable better learning environment.

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Roberts, Michael. 2007. "Applying the Andragogical Model of Adult Learning: A Case Study of the Texas Comptroller's Fiscal Management Division." Applied Research Project. Texas State University

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