A Novel Viewpoint on Andragogy: Enabling Moments of Community

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While andragogy varies in meaning and practice from one country and context to another, it usually refers to the field of educating or guiding adults. This article reflects on a novel viewpoint and role for andragogy, taking as its starting point the broader European tradition that includes social welfare and community development. Central to its analysis is a new conception of community as moments of community that has been discreetly advanced in anthropological and continental–philosophical sources. It is argued that by contemplating and building on the great relevance of such moments andragogy can be made to play an innovative role in enabling moments of community in organizations, educational systems, neighborhoods, and society in general.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalAdult Education Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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