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ERIC Number: ED342887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 44
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Trott, David C.
Confusion and concern about the use of the term "andragogy" generated the question, "Is there a generic set of principles that guide lifelong learning?" The term "anthrogogy" (anthro = human) was created to name the way out of the confusion. To identify the assumptions that constitute anthrogogy and illustrate their relationship with pedagogical and andragogical assumptions, a table modeled after Knowles' (1975) "Learning Resource A" was constructed. This table illustrated the following: (1) the anthrogogical concept of learning is identified as being lifelong; (2) the learner is conceived as being interdependent; (3) the learner's experiences are connected and stretched with new knowledge, experiences, and critical thinking; (4) motivation for learning is survival; and (5) the anthrogogical orientation to learning is holistic. "Gogymania" (Courtenay and Stevenson, 1983) was a resounding call to turn the pedagogy/andragogy debate away from theory building and return to building sound teaching practices. Freire (1970) and Knowles (1975) suggested specific approaches for grounding their theories in practice. A symbol to represent anthrogogy was developed, and the dimensions of a humanistic systems teaching model were identified. The model's seven dimensions are as follows: the student, learning groups, systems thinking, vision, direction and pathways, evaluation, and the teacher. (29 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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