Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Technology

In the past century, methods of learning and teaching have been affected greatly by a number of factors including economic changes, cultural changes, technological innovations, and globalization. Pedagogy was the main teaching model used up until the nineteenth century. The word pedagogy, similar to pediatrics, refers to child, and the root of pedagogy, agrogus means leader of. The word pedagogy itself means the art and science of teaching children. Pedagogy was originally designed so that younger students would be highly dependent on the instructor for teaching and guidance, and the delivery of learning is a one-way street—instructors teach students. However, due to a shift in economic conditions, recently, many adults were forced to return to school to learn new skills required to qualify for new trades. This transition forced a change in the pedagogy model to accommodate the influx of adult students returning to college. Learn More >>


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