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Andragogy

[AN-drə-gah-jee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, 1920s

1.

The method and practice of teaching adult learners.

2.

Adult education.

Examples of Andragogy in a sentence

"I prefer andragogy; I work better with adults than with kids."

"Since she was teaching adult learners this time, she had to quickly adapt to techniques of andragogy."

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About Andragogy

This noun was created in the 1920s by combining the word "andro" (man) and "pedagogy" (the practice of teaching) — meaning that andragogy directly translates to "the practice of teaching man."

Did you Know?

No matter how old humans get, we never stop learning. Some ways for adult learners to engage in andragogy is by auditing a college class, picking up a new hobby, or attempting to learn a new language.

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