How Can An Understanding of Pedagogy and Andragogy Help You Teach Better?

We have all heard the the phrase pedagogy.  But what about its bigger brother Andragogy?

Andragogy is the method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education.

Does this image depict a Pedagogical or and Andragogical approach to learning?

 

For teachers, we often call andragogy professional learning or professional development.  Lately I have been thinking about the differences between andragogy and pedagogy and what that can teach us about learning.

Andragogy is mostly learning by doing.

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