"Anthropogogy is the science that studies the way students acquire or learn a language. Its sub classification is:
· Pedagogy deals with learning processes aged up to 5.
· Pedagogy deals with learning processes at the primary level.
· Hebegogy deals with learning process at the secondary level.
· Androgogy deals with learning process of young adults and adults.
· Gerontogogy deals with learning process of elder people."
Nir Golan, an educational and leadership expert, suggests combining the terms Pedagogy (child learning) and Androgogy (male / adult learning), into one term, Anthropogogy: to mean human learning. Teaching should be carried out alongside the comprehensive development of the human being regardless of his/her biological age. The distinction between a child's learning and an adult's learning is not relevant because the differences between adults and children are disappe
the child learner should be treated like an adult learner.
Felix Adam first defined the term Anthropogogy in 1977 as: "The science and the art of permanently teaching and educating a person throughout any period of his/her psycho-biological development and in the functioning of his/her natural, ergo logical and social life."
In 1981, K.D Benne described the term as: "The guideline of learning and education of people of all ages, as the basis for human survival, highlighting the importance of controlling the processes of critical thinking and innovation, ability to listen and communicate with others whose views are contradictory. Provide the ability to learn how to learn again."
Nir Golan offers a new definition of Anthropogogy as: "Leading a person (regardless of age) throughout significant learning towards behavioral change that can be implemented immediately." (Golan, 2014)
In order to lead an effective Anthropogogic Learning process, there are 4 basic assumptions:
1. Acceptance the other: the other’s values, beliefs, interests, abilities. Never assume a "superior" position to their "inferior" position.
2. Open-minded, willing to see, hear, feel through his/her eyes, ears, heart.
3. Empathy allows to “experiencing” how their behavior, thoughts, and feelings make sense.
4. Self confidence and confidence in the other: in their abilities, especially in their ability to learn. Our learning improves dramatically when others express confidence in us.
The Anthropogogic Learning process:
1. Assume all participates are potential learners.
· It's a basic assumption in order to start the Anthropogogic Learning process.
arify the characters
of you and the other.
arify the goals of the
Anthropogogic Learning process.
4. Diagnose: what the other & you need to know, about each other, in order to learn together: Anthropogogic Learning dialog.
5. Deal with learning relationships:
· Identify the other learning needs.
· What are his resources (time, budget, learning technology)?
· Make a set of expectations (alignment) in order to gain his trust.
6. Learn trough listening and sh
· Listening enough to support the learning progress.
· Asking questions to establish the facts & review concepts.
7. Transfer the knowledge, perceptions & skills to daily life behavior.
8. Evaluation (quality/ quantity) the Anthropogogic Learning process.