Teaching And Learning Techniques : Pedagogical And Andragogy Approach On Learning And Teaching Styles

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Pedagogy, andragogy, technology, “oh my”, what is happening in our education society. What is changing? How is it changing? Is it for the better? Is technology revamping what we think about different teaching and learning techniques? Pedagogical and andragogy approach effects the learner, the learner’s experience, the learner’s readiness to learn, learner’s orientation to learning, and the learner’s motivation. Technology is helping to close the gap between these two types of learning and teaching styles. “…ology” is a branch of knowledge. Can we use different parts of these words and develop and new word that incorporates all learning and teaching styles with the support of technology. Pedagogy + Andragogy + Technology = Heutagogy. (I was trying to be silly, but there is a learning/ teaching style that does incorporates all 3 words.) Pedagogy is derived from the Greeks. “Ped” means children, just like “ped”iatrics and “agogy” means leading. Therefore, pedagogy can be defined by teaching children. According to Malcolm Tight, the children portion of that definition got lost over a period of time (Tight 1983). According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Pedagogy is the art, science or profession of teaching.” It doesn’t even mention the word: children. “Even in books on adult education you can find references to the ‘the pedagogy of adult education’…” again leaving out the part about children (Tight). I haven’t thought about pedagogical theory until…

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