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Andragogy: History, Meaning, Context, Function

The term andragogy has been used in different times and countries with various connotations. Nowadays, mainly three understandings exist:

1. In many countries there is a growing conception of andragogy as the scholarly approach to the learning of adults. In this connotation, andragogy is the science of understanding ( = theory)

and supporting ( = practice) lifelong and lifewide education of adults.