Andragogy Annotated Bibliography

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Andragogy Annotated Bibliography

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Melick, R. R., & Melick, S. (2010). Teaching that transforms: Facilitating life change through adult Bible teaching. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic- Melick talks about the principles of teaching which apply assumptions in adult education. He links these laws to what Knowles call condition of learning. According to the author, the teaching principles of Knowles’ andragogy have a lot of profound influence on adult education today. He also continues to talk of the criticisms of andragogy. There are two criticisms that the author talks of in his book. He complains that andragogy is a set of assumptions instead that a theory and the second criticism according to Melick is that it lacks attention to culture.

Wilson, C. A. (2006). No One is Too Old to Learn: Neuroandragogy: a theoretical perspective on adult brain functions and adult learning. New York: iUniverse, Inc- in his book no one is too old to learn, Wilson tries to explain the theory behind andragogy. He says that it is not an ideology but a set of assumptions. From this then he comes up with two models which include the pedagogical and the andragogical models. The author argues that the teachers should apply any of the two assumptions (pedagogical & andragogical) when teaching the adults depending on their needs.

Botwinick, J. (2013). Cognitive processes in maturity and old age. Springer. – the author of this book, tries to show the controversy between andragogy and the saying’ you can’t teach an old dog new styles,’ which is the primary cause of existing prejudice in favor of childhood over adulthood. The author also shows how United States of America and Germany started the project of education the adults. They came up with different methods of educating them. Even, he continues to say that adult education and learning is underfunded and also understudied stepchild in the field of education. Clive also shows the steps that the two nations underwent in developing adult education.

Werner, J. M., & DeSimone, R. L. (2012). Human resource development. Mason, OH: South-Western. – In this book, Werner shows andragogy in action. According to the author when the adult education started it started growing more Firstar than the expectations of the many. Due to the changing lifestyles, there was every need for individuals to take this education positively. He also shows different case examples from a variety of settings illustrating the principles of adult learning in practice. These applications include in government, business policy, and religious education, in colleges and universities remedial and continuing education for the profession. The author shows how there was a lot of improvement in these sectors after accepting to adopt the adult education since there was an increase in the level of integrity among the people and they were putting it into practice.

Ozuah, P. O. (2016). First, there was pedagogy and then came andragogy. Einstein journal of Biology and Medicine21(2), 83-87. – Heminger tries to explain the meaning of andragogy. According to the author, andragogy is the art and science of adult education. Nations and various sectors in the global apply andragogy now and then. The primary reason behind this is that many changes occur mainly due to change in needs and technology. Therefore, according to the author you have to train the adult on these new things so that they can quickly coup up with them.




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