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Discuss the utility of the "Andragogy in Practice" figure from a learner perspective.

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sj83 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:15 AM via web

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Discuss the utility of the "Andragogy in Practice" figure from a learner perspective.

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:50 PM (Answer #1)

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The figures Knowles suggests for andragogy (teaching adult learners) are the art and science of learning. In his 1980 edition of his book, Knowles modifies his first position by saying pedagogy and androgoy are opposite ends of a spectrum of teaching/learning techniques that may be applicable for a given student. The utility of the art-science continuum to the learner is that they can select from the elements on that spectrum to meets their needs for learning and application to real-life needs.

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