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andragogy

[ an-druh-goh-jee, -goj-ee ]
/ ˈæn drəˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i /
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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.

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Origin of andragogy

First recorded in 1925–30; andr- + (ped)agogy; see -agogue, -y3
an·dra·gog·i·cal [an-druh-goj-i-kuhl], /ˌæn drəˈgɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, an·dra·gog·ic, adjectivean·dra·gog·i·cal·ly, adverb
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