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Pedagogy and Andragogy

What is it?

Pedagogy refers to the methods and practice of teaching. This word is derived from the Greek words “paidos” meaning boy or child and “agogos” meaning leader. 

 

Some people consider pedagogy to be a word that can be applied to any teaching practices whereas others use the word andragogy to specifically indicate teaching practices that support adult learners. 

 

At the TLC we often use them interchangeably, particularly given that the learners at our institution are by and large adult learners. 

Examples and Implementation

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