Adult learning principles develop through an analysis and synthesis of adult education, andragogy, teaching, and learning in higher education. This research investigates foundational assumptions relevant to the field of adult education with a focus on andragogy in higher education. Characteristics of adult learners and principles of adult learning in higher education bear focus through the lens of andragogy. As such, andragogy as the preferred learning style of adults, andragogy vs. pedagogy, and cognitive learning develop relational significance to adult learners in higher education. As a result, the implications of linking learning styles and reflections of andragogy as a learning style are considered.
Journal of Research in Higher Education
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El-Amin, A. (2020). Andragogy: A Theory in Practice in Higher Education. Journal of Research in Higher Education, 4(2), 54–69. https://doi.org/10.24193/JRHE.2020.2.4