PARAGOGY. A NEW THEORY IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Dorin Herlo

Abstract


The concept of „paragogy”, appeared in the first decade of the 21st century, it’s a new in-comer in educational sciences. Paragogy came to characterize the critical study and practice of peer-learning (literally, “para-” alongside, “-gogy” leading, here adapting the classical concept of „pedagogy” and the recent notion of „andragogy” to a peer-learning context). Paragogy addresses the challenge of peer-producing a useful and supportive context for self-directed learning, based on connectivism between peers in the digital era. This mean creating "wisdom" starting from "data", "information" and "knowledge". So, paragogy deals with a very important challenge, that of analyzing and co-creating the educational environment as a whole by the peers, which share their learning situations and experiences benefiting of information technology.

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