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| Published: June 25, 2018

Concept and Assumptions of Andragogy: A Critical Review

Shirish K. Shitole

Asst. Prof., Department of Psychology, Mahavir Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur, Registered student for Ph.D., Savitribai Phule Pune University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.226/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.226


In fast changing environment due to globalization, adults are facing challenges in their technological, socio-psychological and economical settings. They have to learn new attitudes, knowledge and skills and improve continuously for survival as well as for growth. On other side, trainers find it difficult to train adults and often they complain about the rigidity of adults in learning new things. Andragogy which focuses on the principles of adult education, tries to address these issues in separately rather than relying on pedagogy which is related to principles of child education. Researcher has reviewed the concept of andragogy, context and critical issues associated with it. It will help to explore the field of adult education which will emerge as a promising field in coming future.

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ISSN 2348-5396

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 5, April-June, 2018