Crossword clues for pedagogy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pedagogy \Ped"a*go`gy\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. p['e]dagogie.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, from Middle French pédagogie (16c.), from Latin paedagogia, from Greek paidagogia "education, attendance on boys," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).
n. 1 The profession of teaching. 2 The activities of educating, teaching or instructing. 3 The strategies of instruction.
the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded" [syn: education, instruction, teaching, educational activity]
Pedagogy (etymology and pronunciation) is the discipline that deals with the theory and practice of education; it thus concerns the study and practice of how best to teach. Its aims range from the general (full development of the human being via liberal education) to the narrower specifics of vocational education (the imparting and acquisition of specific skills).
In correlation with those instructive strategies, the instructor's own philosophical beliefs of instruction are harbored and governed by the pupil's background knowledge and experience, situation, and environment, as well as learning goals set by the student and teacher. One example would be the Socratic schools of thought. The teaching of adults, however, may be referred to as andragogy.
Usage examples of "pedagogy".
Ah, if one consulted humanistic pedagogy, how humanistic pedagogy would adjure him to take the hand and accept the offered guidance!
The ranchman had no fine theories to work out--perhaps his whole stock of pedagogy embraced only a knowledge of horse-breaking and a belief in heredity.
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This lesson in Navy pedagogy was driven home shortly be-fore Bilging Day.
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