• The method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education.

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Example Sentences

“I focused my studies on andragogy because I work better with adults than with kids.”

“Since she was teaching adult learners this time, she had to adapt quickly to the techniques of andragogy.”

“The local library offers many options for andragogy, ranging from computer skills to gardening techniques.”

Word Origin

Greek, 1920s

Why this word?

No matter how old we get, we never stop learning. The word “andragogy” describes the method and practice of adult education. Some ways for adult learners to engage in andragogy include joining a book club, taking a class at a community college, or attending a conversation group to learn a new language.

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