Education - Adult Education

Adult Education

Adult learning, or adult education, is the practice of training and developing skills in adults. It is also sometimes referred to as andragogy (the art and science of helping adults learn).Adult education has become common in many countries. It takes on many forms, ranging from formal class-based learning to self-directed learning and e-learning. A number of career specific courses such as veterinary assisting, medical billing and coding, real estate license, bookkeeping and many more are now available to students through the Internet.

With the boom of information from availability of knowledge through means of internet and other modern low cost information exchange mechanisms people are beginning to take an attitude of Lifelong learning. To make knowledge and self improvement a life long focus as opposed to the more traditional view that knowledge and in particular value creating trade skills are to be learned just exclusively in youth.

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Malati Choudhury - Social Work and Politics
... depended on their empowerment, which was again the result of education ... They started adult education work in the neighbouring villages ... As activists they used principles of education and communication in creating a conducive environment for Satyagraha ...
Adult Education - Characteristics
... Programs provide one-to-one tutoring and small group sessions for adults at the 6th grade level or below ... Many adult education centers from community colleges receive grants from Welfare and Unemployment departments to offer training to welfare and unemployment recipients to help these individuals gain life and work ... Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways ...
Antigonish Movement - Timeline
... Francis Xavier University to implement a program of adult education 1922 St ... Scotia is featured in The Halifax Chronicle May 1928 a Canadian government commission advocates adult education as part of a strategy to save the Maritime ... Francis Xavier University sets up adult education Extension Department and asks Father Moses Coady to be the Director October 29, 1929 stock market crash precipitates economic ...
Sharan Merriam
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