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Adult Learning Theory – What It’s all About?

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: March 4, 2016

It’s clear that approaches to professional development have evolved in recent years. While professional development was once a school-wide meeting of teachers sitting in a room and listening to a lecture, most professional growth opportunities now are based on smaller groups working toward a common goal, often grade-level and content-area focused. Much of that shift is due to an increased awareness of Andragogy, or Adult Learning Theory. While the term “andragogy” and the idea that adult learners have different needs than child learners has been around since the mid-1800s, it has only recently received any real traction.

Want to know more about Adult Learning Theory? Check out the graphic below!

andragogy infographic