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How have clinical psychology and philosophy contributed to andragogy?

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sj83 | Valedictorian

Posted May 2, 2013 at 11:32 PM via web

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How have clinical psychology and philosophy contributed to andragogy?

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

Posted May 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM (Answer #1)

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Andragogy is the science of adult education. Originated by German Alexander Kapp, it was developed in America by Knowles. The principle is that adult learners learn through different needs and motivations than children learners, whose learning is governed by pedagogy. Psychology contributes by providing motivational factors while philosophy contributes by providing orientation to problem solving over content acquisition.

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