The relationship between andragogical and pedagogical orientation and the implications for adult learning

Delahaye, Brian L., Limerick, David C., & Hearn, Gregory N. (1994) The relationship between andragogical and pedagogical orientation and the implications for adult learning. Adult Education Quarterly, 44(4), pp. 187-200.

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Current literature suggests that the relationship between andragogy and pedagogy is based on a continuum. This study found that the relationship of andragogical and pedagogical orientations, measured by the Students' Orientation Questionnaire, is more correctly represented as being orthogonal or at right angles to each other. Such an orthogonal relationship reflects the complexities involved in adult learning. This paper discusses the implications for both the learning process and for future research.

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ID Code: 1742
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: andragogy, self directed learning, independent learning, individual learning, human resource development
DOI: 10.1177/074171369404400401
ISSN: 0741-7136
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:38

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