Andragogy — Managing the learning curve of a professional
I have always wondered why sitting in class and learning in traditional pedagogy used to make me feel like running away from books and theories. My tendency of inter-relating everything I learn and how am I going to apply this at my workplace made me crave for learning things which can be useful in growing oneself as a professional, rather than a student.
And when I saw my peers learning and enjoying those traditional methodologies, I wondered whether I’ve lost interest in studies, or the traditional approach to it made me run away from it.
And then I came across adult learning theories and principles. Not many people talk about it. Although a few know these principles exist, most never apply them.
In spite of so many journals, white papers and other writings that cover various topics of adult learning, I feel we are very far from the era where adult learning approaches are whole-heartedly accepted.
Nevertheless, here are a set of generally accepted principles and rules of Adult Learning, or Andragogy. This infographic was created with the kind help of Arif Hussain Jaffri of Qustn Technologies.
Let us share our understanding and views on this interesting area of training.
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