BUJUMBUR May 24th (ABP) – As part of the project to support economic and financial governance (PAGEF), the National School of Administration (ENA) organized from 22 to 24 May 2023, in Bujumbura, a training in andragogy for teachers, trainers of ENA, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) and the Training Center for Justice Professionals (CFPJ).
In his speech, the Director of Programs, Continuing Education and Expertise, Prof. Désiré Louis Nizigiyimana, said that andragogy is the science of adult education. According to him, during those three days, trainers are to be trained on new technologies and teaching approaches that are reserved for adults. He explained that the methodological approach used for young people and children is not the same for adults who are already experienced and know many things.
At the end of the training, it is expected that the beneficiaries of the training will be up to date with those innovations in teaching methods for adults. The beneficiaries of the training will also go and train others on those new methods so that they can be popularized to contribute to the development of education and the country, he said.
In the principles of adult education, Mr. Nizigiyimana explained, the adult learns by doing, or by restructuring his or her knowledge. Adults also learn by enjoying themselves in a climate of participation and trust, by channeling attention, by solving problems with others. They also learn if the training is meaningful and if it corresponds to a learning project.