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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Adult Education - Characteristics
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Antigonish Movement - Timeline
... Francis Xavier University to implement a program of adult education 1922 St ... is featured in The Halifax Chronicle May 1928 a Canadian government commission advocates adult education as part of a strategy to save the Maritime fisheries November 1928 St ... Francis Xavier University sets up adult education Extension Department and asks Father Moses Coady to be the Director October 29, 1929 stock market crash ...
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... Adult Education Department The purpose of the Adult Education Program is to enable learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote self-reliance and cultural pride, ultimately leading ... Over the last year, the following has occurred with the Adult Education Department Provided evening courses for the winter 2010 semester Students have graduate with meaningful employment skills and ... Aboriginal Adult Industry Training (AAIT) The APAL program is a collaborative effort between SCES and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) based on funding from the Community Adult Literacy ...
Malati Choudhury - Social Work and Politics
... Their development 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 ...
Sharan Merriam
... Merriam is professor of adult education at the University of Georgia ... Her focus has been researching and writing about adult learning and the foundations of adult education ... Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education for three of her books ...

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