No Adult Left Behind: Implications of Enhancing Andragogical Practices in Adult Education
Dr Olusegun Sogunro.
In an ever-changing world that increasingly demands new knowledge, complex skills and attitudes from its workforce, adults are literally being left behind. To forestall this menace, adults have to acquire new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to survive. To learn new knowledge, skills, and attitudes is to teach with new instructional practices. Unfortunately, traditional pedagogical practices hold less promise to aid adult learning. A better way to help adults learn has been identified as “andragogy.” Andragogy is an important field of activity, which embraces the ways of helping adults learn. While andragogy holds some promises, it has received very few practical suggestions to improve adult learning. Making adults to be more productive in our global society is a priority. This paper attempts to identify major areas for practitioners and policy makers to consider as they strive to cater for the needs of all adults and avoid leaving any adult behind.
Dr Olusegun Sogunro (United States)
Central Connecticut State University
Olusegun Sogunro is an Assistant Professor of educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration. His research interests include leadership, supervision, curriculum, multicultural education, and development education.
(30 min Conference Paper, English)