The Significance of Andragogy in present day higher Education "Creating and Implementing with a learning Experience in an Atmosphere of Competency, Commitment & Credibility”

Authors : Ms. R.V Shilpa Joshi

Volume/Issue : Volume 2 - 2017, Issue 5 - May

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Adults learn effectively only when they have strong inner motivation to develop a new skill or acquire a particular type of knowledge. They are practical in their approach to learning and wish to learn how it would serve their current and future needs. Their goals and purposes for learning, their style and application of learning are unparalled. Adult Learning enhances a dynamic and collaborative interface of restored knowledge interfacing simultaneously with the internalization of the external imprints of knowledge captured in multifarious ways. Conditioning the adult learners’ mind becomes a Herculean task for the stimulators of knowledge as they have to facilitate the desire for learning and concurrently supplement the knowledge reservoir of the adults with new and innovative methods. Traditional ways of acilitating knowledge in the classrooms have already been contested and defeated where knowledge flow was unidirectional and the biggest boon in the system of higher education, as presently the lecture halls have been equipped with technological aids to provide a helping hand to the instructor whose intelligent approach and usage of the same brings out the potentials of the learner inviting participatory learning in lecture halls. The study is to comprehend the significance of andragogy in present day higher education. This esearch is a conceptual study in nature.

Keywords : Adult Learning, innovative methods, technological aids, participatory learning etc.,


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