The 8th Indian Social Work Congress & 8th International Consortium for Social Development-Asia Pacific Conference

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Combining Pedagogy, Andragogy and Heutagogy to Deliver Transformational Education
Manohar Pawar*, Susan Mlcek**, Monica Short*** and Lynelle Osburn***

This presentation critically discusses the application of pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy in preparing social work students for practice. By offering a conceptual clarity of these concepts, we look at how social work educators and students use them to enhance their learning and teaching. Further, we explore online learning and skills development in the COVID-19 social distancing context. We argue that when educators, practitioners and learners use pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy in different combinations to enhance learning and skills development in the on-line environment, it produces novel learning dynamics. This type of transformational education has implications for the learning-teaching experience. Transformational education using the forms of learning also has implications for the creative development approaches to knowledge and skills acquisition, under forced online circumstances. While our analysis raises more questions than it answers, it also provides examples of effective strategies used in higher education for social work and human services context.

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Period01 Mar 2021
Event typeConference
LocationSriniketan , IndiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Social Work
  • social work education