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ERIC Number: ED465075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 8
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School of Travel: An Exploration of the Convergence of Andragogy and Travel.
Roberson, Donald N., Jr.
Travel can incorporate issues of adult education; in fact, andragogy can provide the impetus for education in a new school of travel. Knowles' andragogical model (1984) is comprised of these five tenets: the learner is self-directing and in charge; the learner's background and individual experiences are taken into consideration; a readiness and internal motivation to learn is assumed; the adult learner is life-centered and task-centered; and adults learn within the context of work, family, and community. Andragogy seems more appropriate to learning in travel than the typical pedagogy represented in mass tourism. The literature indicates an increase in leisure time and of participation in travel, especially in educational travel. Research indicates that interaction with locals, preparation for the trip, having expert study guides, self-directed planning, length of stay, journaling, and discussion have the potential to foster education and meaningful travel. These nicely coincide with the philosophy of andragogy, especially mutual planning, an environment for participative learning, and discussing and chronicling one's experiences. (Contains 16 references) (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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