Abeni El-Amin

Andragogy: A Theory in Practice in Higher Education

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Volume IV 2020, No 2, Pages: 54-71
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/JRHE.2020.2.4
Dr. Abeni El-Amin, Assistant Professor, Fort Hays State University, Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Shenyang Normal University (SNU), e-mail: aelamin@fhsu.edu

Abstract: Adult learning principles develop through an analysis and synthesis of adult education, andragogy, teaching, and learning in higher education. This research investigates foundational assumptions relevant to the field of adult education with a focus on andragogy in higher education. Characteristics of adult learners and principles of adult learning in higher education bear focus through the lens of andragogy. As such, andragogy as the preferred learning style of adults, andragogy vs. pedagogy, and cognitive learning develop relational significance to adult learners in higher education. As a result, the implications of linking learning styles and reflections of andragogy as a learning style are considered.
Keywords: adult learning, andragogy, learning theories, cognitive learning styles,  learner’s motivation

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