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Alexander Kapp
German educator and historian of pedagogics

Alexander Kapp

Alexander Kapp
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Intro German educator and historian of pedagogics
Was Teacher
From Germany
Field Academia
Gender male
Birth 28 November 1799, Ludwigsstadt, Kronach, Upper Franconia, Germany
Death 9 October 1869, Zürich, canton of Zürich, Switzerland (aged 69 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
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Alexander Kapp (1799–1869) was a German educator and editor, brother of Ernst Kapp. In 1833, originally introduced the term andragogy. Andragogy consists of learning strategies focused on adults. It is often interpreted as the process of engaging adult learners in the structure of the learning experience. Later, the term andragogy developed into a theory of adult education by the American educator, Malcolm Knowles. Kapp used andragogy to describe elements of Plato's education theory. Andragogy (andr- meaning 'man') could be contrasted with pedagogy (paid- meaning 'child' and agogos meaning 'leading') (see Davenport 1993: 114) Although Kapp's use of andragogy had some currency, it was disputed, and its use ground to a halt. In 1921, the term reappeared in a report by Rosenstock in which he argued that 'adult education required special teachers, methods and philosophy, and he used the term andragogy to refer collectively to these special requirements' (Nottingham Andragogy Group 1983: v).

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