andragogy

[an-druh-goh-jee, -goj-ee]
noun
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.

Origin:
andr- + (ped)agogy; see -agogue, -y3

andragogical [an-druh-goj-i-kuhl] , andragogic, adjective
andragogically, adverb
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