Creating a positive learning environment in adult education begins with understanding the difference between pedagogy and androgogy. This Brighthub blog post clarifies that the pedagogy model with the instructor at the center is necessary because the children have little to no previous learning. On the other hand, androgogy is practiced in adult education with the understanding of the students prior learning and life experience.
A few recommendations of:
- Recognizing previous experience
- Outline clear expectations
- Create a safe and positive environment
- Maintain respect and privacy
are all great suggests to foster a safe, positive and productive learning environment.