Pedagogy, Andragogy, And Adult Learning Theory

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Top 4 Tips For Adult Learning Theory You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Andragogy is a learning theory that describes qualities adults prefer in their learning experiences. You may be asking yourself, “How do adults learn best?”. What Is Adult Learning Theory? 5 Assumptions Of Adult Learning.

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Adult learning theories for instructional designers: Andragogy

Matrix

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of the focus moving towards technology rather than learning itself. While trainers have to preferably keep up with the latest developments and trends, there is a lot to be saiz about adult learning and how it applies to successful L&D interventions.

Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

One pertinent example for L&D practitioners is pedagogy (formerly paedagogie ) which derives from the Hellenic words paidos for “child” and agogos for “leader” This etymology underscores our use of the word when we mean the teaching of children.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries." A learning theory (or theories) helps understand how people learn, thereby assisting educators, trainers and facilitators reflect on their educational practices.

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All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

Trivantis

When you’re designing e-Learning for adults, you want to make the whole learning experience fit their needs. The Adult Learning Theory—also known as andragogy—is perfect for this. Malcolm Knowles popularized the concept of andragogy in his book The Modern Practice of Adult Education: From Pedagogy to Andragogy. According to Knowles, andragogy has 4 basic assumptions to it: Adults appreciate self-directed learning. Adults want to learn by experience.

Adult Learning Theory and Training Design

Obsidian Learning

As designers of learning for corporate environments, we often use the phrase “adult learning theory” to describe the principles that underlie our work. In this article, we’ll take a look at the assumptions of adult learning theory and explore ways in which to apply it to the design of corporate eLearning. The Principles of Adult Learning Theory. The “father” of adult learning theory was Malcolm Knowles (1913-1997).

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The following is in response to my blog post The Two Paths to Mobile Learning : I love academic journals.at But after 20+ years in the corporate world I''ve learned to take it in with a healthy dose of skepticism. I''m not skeptical of the research or the authors, but I do question the practical applications of these learning theories, models, and frameworks. Pedagogy is defined (according to a quick Googling) as a method or practice of teaching.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Are the old theories still adequate to describe the kinds of learning that we witness today in our hyper-connected world?

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: Where Many Get it Wrong In Their Learning Strategy

eLearningMind

Most professionals in the learning space have used the words “pedagogy” and “andragogy” before. Broken down, pedagogy and andragogy essentially translate to “child guide” and “man guide” respectively. It might seem like a case of a tiny detail and a nitpicky eLearning agency, but there is actually a vast difference between adult and child learning theories. As it turns out, there’s an art and a science to the way adults learn.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • learning theory. • pedagogy. • learning styles. • blended learning. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • the future of e-learning.

E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1

E-Learning Provocateur

The book is entitled E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1 and my intent is to provoke deeper thinking across a range of themes in the modern workplace, including: • social media. • learning theory. • pedagogy. • learning styles. • blended learning. • informal learning. • mobile learning. • the future of e-learning.

Total Immersion Or Comprehensible Input: Who's The Winner? - Part 2

Dan Keckan

Subconscious training English skills' is based on new pedagogy implemented on mobile devices which learners use daily for hours. Educational Technology Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts eLearning Best Practices Language eLearningSubconscious training is stress-free with no forgetting curve; it eliminates cross-translation and develops the skill of thinking in English and speaking effortlessly. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Something all learning pro’s should do

E-Learning Provocateur

Learn a language. I don’t mean a programming language (although the theory probably still holds). Now YOU are the one on a steep learning curve. But in no uncertain terms I reminded myself of what works and what doesn’t in the learning process. All those fundamental pedagogical principles that had faded into the background came flooding back with avengeance… Instructivism and formal learning. Constructivism, connectivism and informal learning.

E-Learning Design Part 4: Learning through Collaboration

CDSM

At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. In our last post ( E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant ), we gave you an insight into how we use some of the essential aspects of the theory of ‘constructivism’ in our digital learning solutions. How Social Constructivism Informs CDSM’s Pedagogy.

E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes

CDSM

At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. In our last post ( E-Learning Design Part 1: Structure, Repetition and Reinforcement ), we gave you an insight into how we use some of the essential aspects of the theory of ‘behaviourism’ in our digital learning solutions.

E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant

CDSM

At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. In our first two posts in this series, we gave you an insight into how we use some of the essential aspects of ‘behaviourism’ in our digital learning solutions. Now, we’re going to introduce you to a theory which plays an even bigger part in our thinking: Constructivism.

Total Immersion Or Comprehensible Input: Who Is The Winner? - Part 1

Dan Keckan

The modern digital learners need a new pedagogy and a new technology implemented as an app for subconscious training in a smartphone that everybody has today. Educational Technology Adult Learning Theories Brain Facts eLearning Best Practices Language eLearningIt is impractical to talk about 'total immersion' or 'comprehensible input' as the best methods for the current number of English learners.

E-Learning Design Part 6: CDSM’s Active Learning Model™

CDSM

Throughout this series on e-learning design , we have looked at some of the learning theories that help to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. What is CDSM’s Active Learning Model™? CDSM is a commercial e-learning company. This means that we are one of a number of national brands that claim expertise and excellence in designing and developing e-learning courses.

Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

In the global game of Corporate Bingo, the term “adult learning principles&# must be one of the most abused. But what exactly are adult learning principles? The theory. Malcolm Knowles is widely regarded as the father of adult learning. Since the 1960s, he articulated a distinction between pedagogy (the teaching of children) and andragogy (the teaching of adults). Adults bring experience with them to the learning environment.

Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

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eLearning Learning Hot List. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning - MinuteBio , June 20, 2009. It’s not enough to be a professional, you also have to act like one - Clive on Learning , June 25, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009. Clive on Learning , June 22, 2009. Learning Theory (7).

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In turn, teachers enthusiastically transformed themselves into facilitators , guiding and coaching the participants to inquire, explore, discover and even generate new learnings. The popular sequence of events that I have recounted is often represented pictorially as a gradient, accompanied by that ubiquitous table comparing various aspects of the three pedagogies. No longer a novice, the learner has the tools to drive further learning in the context of their existing knowledge.

Connectivism and the modern learner

E-Learning Provocateur

Soon after, I attended a presentation about m-learning by Jan Herrington, in which she too mentioned connectivism. So after several hours of unenlightened googling, I decided to bite the bullet, go back to first principles and read George Siemens’ seminal paper, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Siemens describes connectivism as “the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organisation theories&#.

Style counsel

E-Learning Provocateur

And the echo chamber has been giving learning styles a beating. The theory. VAK is perhaps the most popular model of learning styles used in the corporate sector today: V stands for “Visual&#. These people learn best by seeing. These people learn best by listening. K stands for “Kinaesthetic “ These people learn best by touching and feeling. It is important to note that all learners exhibit a mixture of V, A, R & K learning styles.

Andragogy in the Modern E-Learning Setting

ICDTranslation

Developing an e-learning course is a pricy and time-consuming endeavor and therefore you need to be well aware of its specifications, the elements it should include and the approach to be used before you embark on it. The simplest differentiation between e-learning participants can be drawn on the basis of their age – children and adults. The principles and ideas of andragogy – the concept of adult learning – could be very useful in the creation of engaging e-learning modules.

E-Learning Design Part 5: Learning through Creating (Blooms 21)

CDSM

At CDSM, we draw on a range of theories – from the past and the present – to form the method and practice behind our award-winning e-learning. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’. In an earlier post in this series ( E-Learning Design Part 2: Observable and Measurable Outcomes ), we looked at the influence of Bloom’s taxonomy (1956) on our e-learning. How CDSM’s Users Learn Through Creating.

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Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. Connectivism and Social Learning.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I have never taken a class in pedagogy. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently.

Podcast 24: DNA of High-Impact Learning – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 24 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 24 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Have you given up on finding a formula for adult learning success? For years, learning strategists and software innovators have been chasing this holy grail. We call this the HILL Model (short for High-Impact Learning that Lasts ).

Learning as dialogue

Learning with 'e's

Many of the earlier learning theories place the learner in splendid isolation. From the neo-behaviourist theories of Thorndike, Watson and Skinner, we were led to believe that learners respond to stimuli and make associations between the two, and that these links represent learning. This prompted new approaches in schools that included discovery learning and progressive curricula that neatly reflected Piaget''s stages of cognitive development model.

How To Design eLearning That Delivers Results With Tim Slade

TechSmith Camtasia

How to know if you have effective learning content. It’s one thing to create great content, but how do you know if you have created effective learning content? Have you created something that people can actually learn from? What do they need to know, learn, and do?

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with 'e's

That is one of the key reasons I believe blogging is a powerful method of professional engagement, and as Lawrence Lessig argues: "Blogging, a bit like forums, are spaces where people can congregate to share ideas, engage in dialogue over particular issues, and learn a great deal. So here they are - the top five posts in the history of Learning With 'E's: 1. The questions related to learning styles, and whether they could be useful in higher education.

What is learner autonomy?

Docebo

Learner autonomy can enhance a learning strategy and act as a driver of learner engagement. With an autonomous learning approach , autonomous learners are often better prepared for their job function and life in general. Motivation to learn is an intrinsic value, with a personal payoff.

Who's in charge?

Learning with 'e's

This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. The most recent post in this series featured spreading activation theory - a theory adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. In this post, I present a brief overview of Julian Rotter's locus of control theory. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Strictly for adults?

Learning with 'e's

This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post featured David Kolb and his cyclical model of experiential learning. In this post, we review the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. Clearly, andragogy is a theory that is best located in the adult education sector. Koffka Gestalt theory 21.

The kids are all right

Learning with 'e's

Too often we gather to discuss education, to expound on learning theories and to congratulate ourselves for our pedagogical prowess, and yet we miss the crucial element, the context which should be central to everything we do. Where is the learner voice at learning conferences? It''s important to qualify these comments in the context of this year''s EDEN Conference , the title of which is: '' The Joy of Learning: Enhancing Learning Experience, Improving Learning Quality.''