By Malcolm S. Knowles
CAMBRIDGE Adult Education
Prentice Hall Regents, Englewood Cliffs, N) 07632
In the Beginning Was Pedagogy
What Is Andragogy?
Until recently there was only one model of assumptions about learning and the characteristics of learners on which educators could base their curricula and teaching practices. It evolved in the monastic schools of Europe between the seventh and twelfth centuries and came to dominate secular schools when they were organized in the twelfth century and universities when they began emerging, first in Bologna and Paris, toward the close of the twelfth century . This was the model of pedagogy-a term derived from the Greek words paid (meaning "child") and agogus (meaning "leading"). So "pedagogy" means, literally, the art and science of teaching children
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