TECH-KNOWLEDGY: DEVELOPING A PENDULUM MODEL OF PEDAGOGY AND
ANDRAGOGY IN VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FRAMEWORK (VLEF)
The science of teaching children is pedagogy and the art of enabling adults to learn at their own is andragogy as revealed in the literature on the subject. The era of Information and Communication Technology in the 21st century has created a pendulum of pedagogy and andragogy due to paradigm shift from pedagogical teaching model to andragogical self-regulated, continuous and life-long learning in virtual learning environments and open and flexible educational institution. This new paradigm resulted in pedagogical innovations and andragogical practices.
The purpose of the study was to develop a model for innovations in teaching and learning through open and flexible Virtual Learning Environment Frameworks (VLEF) in educational institutions. The objective of the study was to move on the continuum from pedagogy to andragogy by using ICTs tools and resources and developing knowledge iterative cycle as discussed by the author in (ICOFE, 2014) and (ICRA, 2015) that was published by David Publishing Company in 2015.
The methodology of the study was literature review and critical discourse analysis for developing conceptual framework and analyzing various teaching models, strategies and instructional designs in educational technologies use and practices.
The findings of the analyzed data revealed that knowledge is dynamically created and iteratively developed through the use of ICTs in teaching learning process. The motion of a person from information or knowledge (mean) to application or wisdom (extreme) is just like a pendulum.
So, the researcher concluded that tech-knowledgy model is analogous to the pendulum model of pedagogy and andragogy in Virtual Learning Environment Framework (VLEF)