Introduction to Andragogy

Welcome to the course "Introduction to Andragogy"! This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the core principles, models, and practical implications of andragogy, which is the theory and practice of adult education. Throughout this course, we will explore the key principles of andragogy, including the self-concept and autonomy of adult learners, the role of experience in adult learning, readiness to learn, orientation to learning and problem-solving, and intrinsic motivation for learning. By examining these core principles, you will gain valuable insights into the unique characteristics and needs of adult learners, and how andragogy can be applied to effectively facilitate adult learning.

One of the main focuses of this course will be exploring the andragogical model, which is based on six key assumptions about adult learners. We will delve into the need to know, the concept of the learner, the role of learner's experiences, readiness to learn, orientation to learning, and motivation to learn. Additionally, we will examine how andragogy can be applied in various contexts, including workplace learning, higher education, and online learning. Furthermore, we will critically analyze the critiques and limitations of andragogy, as well as its role in adult learning theories. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of andragogy and its practical implications, as well as insights into the future trends and the role of andragogy in 21st-century learning environments. Join us on this exciting journey of exploring andragogy and its transformative impact on adult education!