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andragogy

[an-druh-goh-jee, -goj-ee] /ˈæn drəˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i/
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1.
the methods or techniques used to teach adults:
Many educators believe that the principles of andragogy, as advanced by Malcolm Knowles, have great relevance to adult education; others are not so certain.
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andragogical [an-druh-goj-i-kuh l] /ˌæn drəˈgɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA), andragogic, adjective
andragogically, adverb
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  • Adult educators added such theories as andragogy, self-directed learning, and perspective transformation.

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