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Term of the Road Dictionary

active andragogy

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Sustainable Transport
  • Definition : Andragogy which uses methods based on the following seven principles: - adults only inform and improve themselves if they are motivated to do so; - adults only educate themselves if they feel the need to do so; - adults' learning is hands-on and not through logical linking; - adults progress through real-life problem-solving; - adults memorize in a relaxed (non-academic) atmosphere; - adults appreciate variety (an idea put in different ways); - adults want to be guided and not judged (progress through interchange not a prescription). Note: active andragogy is key to providing a cultural standard able to mobilize collective intelligence.

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