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Does pedagogy still rule?

By Marisha B. McAuliffe, Douglas Hargreaves, Abigail J. Winter and Gary Chadwick

Abstract

Theories on teaching and learning for adult learners are constantly being reviewed and discussed in the higher educational environment. Theories are not static and appear to be in a constant developmental process. This paper discusses three of these theories: pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy. It is argued that although educators engage in many of the principles of either student-centered (andragogy) and self-determined (heutagogy) learning, it is not possible to fully implement either theory. The two main limitations are the requirements of both internal and external stakeholders, such as accrediting bodies and requirements to assess all student learning. A reversion to teacher-centered learning (pedagogy) ensues. In summary, we engage in many action-oriented learning activities but revert to teacher-centered approaches in terms of content and assessment

Topics: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy, Academagogy, Engineering education, HERN
Publisher: Engineers Media
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:27505
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