The Educational Philosophy Of Adult Education

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ADE 6600 Foundations of Adult Education, 15/T3, Dr. Jonathan Taylor The focus of this assignment was to view the educational philosophy concerning adult learning. Background histories of the adult’s education ages ago were briefly gleaned. Other topics viewed were on the adult educational philosophy, the five educational philosophical approaches, the personal adult educational philosophy, the adult learner, developing my own adult educational philosophy, and lastly on how changes is an educational practice. However, learning does take place throughout the life span of the learners. Therefore, this leads to my conclusion of why mastery of this content is needed to be able to effectively teach the adult learners. Reflecting back over the adult education philosophy assignment, my attention immediately went on how the adult men and women ages ago had to learn. If adults had an interest to learn about a topic, they had to read a book in order to learn it. Schools during that time were only for young children to attend. There were no schools for adults to go, Scott (2005). The thought never crossed in my mind how schools for adults originated until studying of it in this course. A child learns different from how an adult does. The child learns by the knowledge of what the educator teaches them. Adults learn through their experiences and connecting new knowledge with what they already know. The method of how adults learn is called andragogy. In reflecting on the educational
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