Social Pedagogy and Andragogy

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: What’s the Difference?

For Researchers, For Teachers, Learning Scientists Posts

By Cindy Nebel

“Do adults learn differently?”

“This has been a fundamental question that I have been asked time and time again. Much of what we know about learning and memory comes from research on students – college students (1,2), middle school students (3), etc. – but usually individuals who are in the formal education part of life. To generalize from these studies to someone mid-career, perhaps with grown children, who is choosing to engage in self-study; to say that we understand how you think because we know how teenagers think… is that reasonable?

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This week I’m exploring the difference between pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching to children) and andragogy (the method and practice of teaching to adults).”

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