Investigation on Heutagogy Approach in Education System: A Systematic Review


  • Sumathy Ramas
  • Ruhizan M. Yasin
  • Nor Hafizah Adnan


Heutagogy Approach, Self-Determined Learning, SDL, PRISMA, Systematic Literature Review, SLR


Heutagogy in education has emerged as a concept that will support education by giving students the choice of self-determined learning (SDL). However, any educational level can incorporate this strategy. The goal of this literature review is to examine the advantages and drawbacks of using the Heutagogy method in education. This systematic literature review examines the themes emerging from articles identified through the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses approach to systematic reviews. Out of 123 papers from 2018 to 2022, 27 were extracted using two databases, Web of Science and Scopus, while considering inclusion and exclusion parameters. According to the literature study, there are several advantages to using the Heutagogy approach in education, such as improved mentoring skills for the Heutagogy approach, increased SDL among adult students and the development of Information and Communication Technology abilities. Subsequently, the Heutagogy approach’s adoption in education does face significant difficulties. Teachers, adult students and environmental factors are some of these difficulties. It is intended that this systematic literature evaluation would give educators a better grasp of the extent to which the Heutagogy approach would reshape education.