Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 01 August 2019

Assessment of Acquaintance Techniques at the First Meeting of Adult Education

Nikolaos O. Nikitidis

School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (Aspete), Thessaloniki, Greece

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Pages: 497-503

Keywords: Acquaintance Technique, Adult Education, Assessment, Evaluation, First Meeting, Lifelong Learning


The knowledge and the skills acquired in basic education are not sufficient for the entire life as technological and social conditions change rapidly. The solution to this problem is adult learning actions. An essential component of these actions is the first meeting. In order for this process to be implemented without difficulties, the literature provides some techniques. This study assesses these techniques and to highlight their particular characteristics in order to clarify which one is best for each educational program. For achieving this, these techniques are sought in the literature and evaluated by specific criteria. Finally, 15 techniques have been found, differentiating about time, space and media, secondary goals, and the dangers they pose. Based on these data, the adult trainer can choose the most appropriate technique for his educational program.


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