Pedagogy vs Andragogy

People learn differently at different life stages.  Child learners typically want their teachers to set the agenda for them; adult learners want to set their own.  The flip side, of course, is that child learners at best take responsibility for their own learning, while adult learners take responsibility for the learning of others.

Pedagogy is the education designed for children.  Andragogy is education designed for adults.  At some point, every student has to make the transition between these instructional styles.  That time is now.

This course’s ‘hidden curriculum‘ is to teach you how to take responsibility for everyone’s learning — including your professor’s.  Here are some links that can help you learn how: