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Adult Education in the Context of Continuing Education


The article justified the view on adult education as the realization of the possibility of expanding the scope of application of their abilities in employment, in self-organization, in changing professions taking into account the needs of the labor market, etc. Authors paid special attention to andragogic training of the university teacher, revealed the peculiarities of adult students' education, the principles of their education and described five fundamental characteristics that distinguish an adult student. One of the most important elements of the learning process is the work and competence of the andragog-teacher, which has significant differences from the work of the teacher-teacher. The authors revealed the principles of higher education and compared pedagogical and androgogic models of education.


Continuing education, self-organization, andragogics categories, andragogic training of the university teacher, andragogic learning model

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Kindergarten, school, higher education institution

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