Adult Education – How is it Different?

How is it different from K-12? Why is this important to us? Discuss andragogy and life-long learning.

Adult education, how is it different? Before we discuss the practical differences, let’s first address the two primary categories of education – pedagogy, and andragogy. Simply stated, in Merriam Webster’s online dictionary, pedagogy is the art science or profession of teaching. Within the profession, however, pedagogy, more often refers to the K through 12 type of approach; the Socratic approach, if you will, where teachers teach and learners listen. The information is passed from the instructor to student – more of a rote learning approach, where the learner is dependent upon the instructor for all learning. The teacher or instructor assumes full responsibility for what is taught.

Andragogy, however, assumes that the learner is self-directed. The learner is responsible for his or her own learning. Self-evaluation is characteristic of this approach. With Andragogy, the learner brings his own experience to the learning process. Each adult learner is a source of knowledge and contributes to the overall learning experience. With this approach is more of a built in readiness to learn than in the pedagogical model. This self-motivation comes from the need to know in order to perform more effectively or to accomplish one’s goals.

So, adult education is focus more on learning what we need to know to accomplish our different life goals. The other education approach is more of a required process to gain certain basic credentials. It is often much less student centered and focuses more on specific outcomes centered around a set curriculum. Adult education in comparison to K-12 is more learner centered in the expectation is more participation based on life experience.

The adult education approach becomes important to us since the goals are primarily different. The goals are centered on achieving a specific task outcome, or learning new behaviors. The adult becomes less motivated by grade point averages, and more motivated by achieving specific goals. Most often these goals are more pragmatic, and are centered around specific outcomes at the learner wants to achieve.

In this 21st century world of complexity, all of our senses are continually being assaulted with multiple types of information. To survive and possibly even to prosper, learning becomes a lifelong process. Most of us become lifelong learners, whether we recognize that specific term or not. In essence, adult education is different primarily from our K-12 experience, and possibly early college, by both our motivation and our need. Adult education becomes a choice, not a responsibility.

Copyright November 4, 2009 Boyd K. Smith, Ph.D. All rights Reserved

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Some Of The Most Awkward Moments You May Experience When Dating On Online Dating Mobile App

Did you get a date by using an Online Dating Mobile App? That’s great news and you’re probably excited to experience your first moments together. Well, no matter how hard we prepare for it, there are always those awkward moments that occur when we least expect. But, once you know what those moments are, they will stop being so awkward. Not to mention that once you are aware that they may happen and will know how to handle them, they will stop being so awkward in the end. So, you may want to take a look below at some of the most awkward moments you can experience when dating someone.

Right from the start you realize that you’re not interested, but your date is already making future plans

The online dating service in India you used may have got you a date, but that doesn’t mean that you have to like it. The person may be interesting while you text each other, turning out not to be the person you’ve been looking for once you meet in real life. Things get even weirder when you see that your date starts making future plans while you definitely agree with yourself on the fact that you two don’t match. To avoid making the date even worse, be diplomatic in avoiding a direct answer to a question that involves future plans. Like, if your date asks if it would be okay to see a movie next week, you may answer that it might be a possibility. At the end of the date, if the question pops again, you could be completely honest about your thoughts or be diplomatic once again, leaving the answer for another time.

You keep receiving numerous calls from your date after you met, but you don’t want to repeat the experience

If something like this happens, don’t ignore your phone like nothing is happening. It is not a mature reaction to do something like this; the best way to manage this aspect is to be honest with your date. It may be unpleasant to break the news that you’re not interested in him or her, but if you do it with common sense and diplomacy, making it sound like a sincere and honest opinion that is on the behalf of both of you, things are not going to be as bad as you imagine. So even if texting is the main communication form when using the best dating app in India, it would be best if you could make a phone call or meet the person face to face in order to share your thoughts. After all, you probably would appreciate if someone would do the same for you, so you can stop wasting your time in vain and focus on other important aspects of your life.

Your date is trying to kiss you when you suddenly realize you don’t want his or her lips on yours

A kiss on a date is not something many of us are looking forward. After all, we are trying to know your date better before getting this close. This is even worse if you realize that you’re not interested in your date, knowing that you’ll probably never go out on a date with him or her. But one thing should be remembered no matter what. If you don’t feel like kissing your date, then don’t. Don’t allow guilt, the fear of conflict, or anything else keeping you from doing what it feels right. So, if you see that your date is going for a kiss on the lips, just turn your face around and let your date kiss your cheek. If you get a baffled or upset face from your date, just tell him or her that you are shy. In case you are interested in the person but didn’t want to kiss so soon, you should call your date later on, after the date is over, to check if everything is okay and to tell him or her that you would like to meet again.

Korean Escorts London Are In Great Demand Because Of Many Reasons

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The combination of beauty standards and a general aura of exoticism make them extremely attractive to Western white male. It is many of the Western guy’s fantasy to be with a Korean girl. On the other hand, Korean girls view them to be amicable, friendly and well-mannered individuals who show respect to her.

Korean escorts London are also well known for their fashion sense. They are loved for their compliant and obedient nature but it is a well known fact that they are sexually active and open. Their exotic oriental mysticism also is a major point of attraction for many. And, we know it too well that they can please anybody with their innovative intimate activities.

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It may so happen that both of you suddenly feel the urge to have some cosy moments. The option of heading back straight for her apartment or your hotel room is always there. The close bond you two have developed over casual chats or idle walk will ignite the passion in a more vigorous way. Asian escort London and Korean escorts London, in particular, are well known for their eagerness to please their clients. Asian escorts are great communicators as well and you will love conversing with them on different topics. When you two develop an intimate bonding much before hitting the bed, you can imagine how exciting the private moments are going to be.