Heutagogy is an educational concept which puts emphasis on the development of learners' capability understood as 'an integration of confidence in one's knowledge, skills, self-esteem and values' (Stephenson, 1992). The process of learning is learner-centred in this approach, which enables the learner to use their own experience and be led by their needs and expectations in order to make their plan of development more appropriate and adaptive to changing circumstances. According to Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon - the concept's authors, heutagogy is an extension of pedagogical and andragogical approaches. This paper explains main assumptions of the concept and shows research data on this idea implementation in VET and educational practice.
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