The adult: a distinct learner

Teaching an adult is not the same as teaching a child. This may seem obvious, but the interest in the specific way adults learn and the teaching methods that work best for them is fairly recent. One of the pioneers of this branch of education is the American Malcolm Knowles. From the 1970s to the 1990s, he developed an educational model based on the characteristics of the adult learner. The research has since progressed, but its hypotheses, some of which have been confirmed by neuroscience, are still relevant. Andragogy: the “pedagogy” of adults

“Pedagogy,” as a term, is well known, coming from the Greek paidagōgia and meaning, “to lead the child.” In turn, we know a little less about “andragogy,” which translates as “to lead the man*” and was introduced in 1833 by the German teacher Alexander Kapp. This neologism was not used in ancient Greece, although its philosophers were already wondering about education after “youth.”

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