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A.Word.A.Day--andragogy

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This week's theme: words related to teaching, learning, and schools.

andragogy (AN-druh-go-jee) noun

The science or methods of teaching adults.

[From Latin andro- (male) + -agogy as in pedagogy.]

"As all the patients undergoing cataract surgery are mature adults, the theory of androgogy is more appropriate."
Jean Cooper; Teaching Patients in Post-operative Eye Care; Nursing Standard; Apr 28, 1999.

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When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. -C.P. Snow, scientist and writer (1905-1980)

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