We all know that pedagogy refers to teaching methodologies, but have you ever heard of heutagogy or andragogy?
While pedagogy refers to teaching strategies used for any type of individual (usually children), Andragogy refers to teaching strategies specifically designed for adult learners. The third word, Heutagogy, is the study of self-directed learning.
Why does this all matter? Children, adults, and self-directed learners differ in many aspects, including motivation, dependence, and resources for learning.