PARAGOGY. A NEW THEORY IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

  • Dorin Herlo "Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Faculty of Science of Education, Psychology and Social Work

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.

Author Biography

Dorin Herlo, "Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Faculty of Science of Education, Psychology and Social Work
 

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Published
2014-05-07