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Specifics of educational programs’ design in andragogic practice

Author(s): Svetlana Evarovich

Journal: Social and Natural Sciences Journal
ISSN 1804-4158

Volume: 5;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Educational activity | Educational programs | Educational project designing | Adult education | Andragogic practices

Being an adult is an ontogenetic status whose qualitativecharacteristics define possibility of subject position displayby a person in a role of a learner. Therefore, developingpersonal characteristics of adults through the channeledprocess of educational activities becomes a crucialnecessity that stands before the educational sector of today.Nowadays, adults in Russia see the high value of educationas a factor of professional and personal success andnumerous efforts are extorted by the Russian system ofhigher education to utilize these potentials.This paper presents an analysis of theoretical approachesto adult education’s organization in Russia and describesthe key principles of andragogy as pedagogic conception.Our empirical analysis is based on expert facetofaceinterviews. The purpose of the interviews was to revealrestrictions in andragogic principles’ implementation inelaborating educational programs for adults. The results ofour empirical exercise enable us to come up with the numberof unique characteristics of adult educational programs’designing process in Russia as well as abroad.
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