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What is the difference between Andragogy and Pedagogy?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Aug 04, 2020

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C. Block

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C. Block, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo

Answered Aug 04, 2020

Pedagogy can be defined as the teaching method or approach designed for children in order to pass the knowledge onto them. In this type of teaching method, a child is exposed to instructional methods and materials that are capable of helping them with respect to their cognitive abilities at different developmental stages.

Andragogy, on the other hand, is a teaching method or approach designed for adults in order to pass the knowledge onto them. This art or science of training adults is done with a series of well-planned instructional materials that can help them at their current developmental stage. In andragogy, the learners are not totally structured to rely on their teachers for help since they are adults and can decide for themselves.

In contrast, since pedagogy is centered on children, the system is structured in such a way that young learners can't totally do things on their own without the instructions of their teachers.

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C. Marcus, Content Developer, Washington

Answered Jul 23, 2020

Learning is an important aspect of one's life, for it helps a person obtain more knowledge and information. When it comes to learning, there are two main models which can help identify which a student is. The first is the Pedagogy model. This model has the student dependent on learning from what the teacher or instructor teaches them.

The second model is Andragogy. This model is when a student is self-sufficient and they are able to teach themselves. Another difference between them is in regards to their readiness to learn. In the pedagogy model, a student is ready to learn based off what the teacher tells them. In Andragogy, the student is only eager to learn when they see it related to their life.

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F. Daniel, Content Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California

Answered Jul 21, 2020

Andragogy and pedagogy are two common techniques of teaching. While the end result of the two methods is to impart people with knowledge, there are so many differences between the two. Andragogy encompasses all teaching techniques or methods that are structured around adult education.

All you just need is to look around, you would notice this type of teaching method is growing, and one of the main objectives of adult education is to ensure that old people are imparted with knowledge. Pedagogy refers to the activities of teaching, instruction or educating people, especially younger ones.

It explains the activities of a teacher trying to pass knowledge unto students through a series of well-formed instructional methods. Pedagogy is a little bit more complex than andragogy because of the population of students in this category, and because it also focuses on other aspects such as the environment, background of the every student.

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