The term androgogy refers to the means and methods that are used in adult education. Unlike educating children, adults possess a greater attention span and have a greater basis of knowledge and experience with which to process new information. We have all experienced the differences that exist between elementary school, high school, and college education methods and techniques so it makes sense there would be some differing methods for adult education. There are instructional techniques in adult education which employ methods which focus on life experience, motivations for learning, and readiness to learn.

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