How Do Night Classes Work?
What is andragogy? Part 1
It’s Never Too Late to Learn New Skills

Top Gift Ideas for Students

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For students and parents, it can be quite stressful to find the ideal gift for besties or anyone close. Getting the balance between a unique and pleasant but also affordable gift can be challenging. The good thing is that everyone has his or her best wishes when it comes to graduation or birthday gift. All you need to do is to know the tastes and preferences of the person you…

How Do Night Classes Work?

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A night class is a flexible alternative to attending daytime classes. Night classes are advantageous when students work during the day or have childcare demands that do not allow for day classes. Many traditional classes tend to interfere with the modern student’s work and home life schedule. A night class is set up in a similar fashion and approach as a day class, however, it tends to last longer. The…

What is andragogy? Part 2

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Last month we start an article about the meaning of andragogy. Let’s continue with the second part. The American educator Malcolm Shepherd Knowles published his first article in 1968 defining the concept of andragogy–the art and science of helping adults to learn–and its defining attributes. Knowles theorized that adult learners are self-directed and autonomous. Second, he defined the role of the teacher as facilitator, not presenter. Knowles explained that all adult…

What is andragogy? Part 1

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The term andragogy literally means “man” (andr) and “–agogy” (leading), and is synonymous with adult education. According to American educator Malcolm Shepherd Knowles (1913-1997), andragogy is the art and science of adult learning. Andragogy refers to any form of adult learning, and is different from pedagogy, which means the leading of, or educating of, children. The idea of andragogy has been around for nearly 200 years. A German grammar school…