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ERIC Number: EJ1047343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Andragogy and Metagogy: The Evolution of Neologisms
Peterson, Claudette M.; Ray, Chris M.
Journal of Adult Education, v42 n2 p80-85 2013
Although the Greek roots of the word pedagogy refer to teaching children, until the second half of the 20th century it was applied to any teaching-learning transaction regardless of the age of the learner. Some educators still use pedagogy in this generic way. A neologism is a newly coined word or phrase that is just emerging into mainstream use, and the educational term andragogy has evolved relating to adult learning. Finally, the term metagogy is introduced as a way to blend aspects of both pedagogy and andragogy in a way that meets the needs of adult learners depending on their needs in a specific educational context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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