From Pedagogy to Andragogy and Heutagogy: Thinking Distance Education and Self-Directed Learning
10 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 3, 2011
Education has historically been a core concept in societies. Over the years we have seen founders of educational thought compromise with dated economic and social trends. Locke, Dewey, Piaget, Montessori are only some of the 'contemporary' contributors in the field. It is very difficult for the educational paradigm of the industrial age to serve the so called 'Universal Electronic Campus' of the 'digital age' as there is a movement from campus based learning to web-based distance education (Cole, 2001: 23).
A great debate has been raised also, as to whether the discussion should refer to youth education or adult education. Terms like Pedagogy have emerged in the past and others as Andragogy, Active Learning, Heutagogy, Self-Directed learning recently.
Keywords: Andragogy, Active Learning, Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning
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