Andragogy is the process of helping adults learn. While pedagogy refers to the teaching of children, where the teacher is the focal point, andragogy shifts the focus from the teacher to the learner. Adults learn best when they have control over their learning. Pronunciation: an-druh-goh-jee, -goj-ee
Andragogy is a term coined by Malcolm Knowles, who is considered to be the father of adult learning. It means the methods/approaches used in teaching adults. Knowles contrasts adult learning approaches (andragogy) with how children are taught (pedagogy).