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Running Head: Andragogy
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Learning in children and adults differs significantly especially when it comes to the theories
and the ephods employed in teaching. Pedagogy involves the theories and methodologies used
in educating children while the Andragogy was coined to focus on the various practices used in
teaching adults. When it comes to adult learning, one has o understand how adults learn best for
him to be an effective educator. This will involve understanding the set of assumptions about
how adults learn. Andragogy employs methodologies to learning that are problem-based and
collaborative instead of being didactic. Additionally, it tends to emphasize or equality between
the teacher and the learner. Andragogy is cemented by Knowles principles which help in
educating adults. This paper discusses three of the principles which significantly help in teaching
adults ("INTRODUCTION TO ANDRAGOGY: What is Andragogy?" 2015).
1. Adults are internally motivated and self-directed
This is one of the principles that I agree with because it stipulates that...
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