Learning will never be a complete and simple set of principles or theories. There are many
different ideas, theories, and principles involved with learning. Learning begins from day
one in a child and can last until one dies. The length of learning depends upon the
individual. Learning is more difficult for some than it is for others. Organization,
motivation, awareness, attitude, expectations , and knowledge of the subject that one is
trying to learn will effect how and what they learn. The Learning Style Inventory and the
Myers-Briggs Indicator Type test would be a useful test for employees to make their
employees be more effective and accurate in their productivity. In My paper I will be
discussing the difference between andragogy and pedagogy, the Learning Style Inventory
(LSI), and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
A. The Adult Learner: Andragogy and Pedagogy
The development of learning begins as a child and continues on through
adulthood. Pedagogy means the art and science of pediatric learning.
Andragogy come after pedagogy, and is the art and science of adult learning.
Pedagogy deals with ideology where andragogy deals with a system of alternative
assumptions. Pedagogy assigns full responsibility to a teacher for a childs learning
concept and method. Andragogy assigns the responsibility of ones learning behavior
to the individual. By learning the similarities and differences of the two, I can more
effectively teach my two children. There has been a valuable set of resources that
came out of reading the Adult Learner Chapter 4.
1. Concrete Experiences
Throughout my reading during this class, I was able to learn how adults learn
differently. By being in a class of 30 different individuals and hearing how
that each one of us learn differently, I have found that each person learns
differently. Some people learn better...