pedagogy

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pédagogie, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγία (paidagōgía); surface analysis, ped- +‎ -agogy.

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pedagogy (countable and uncountable, plural pedagogies)

  1. The profession of teaching.
  2. The activities of educating, teaching or instructing.
  3. The strategies or methods of instruction; an educational philosophy.
    • 2018, Clarence Green; James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2018.07.004, page 106:
      A resource that profiles the important language of secondary disciplines by adapting the methods of EAP research could therefore be very useful for such pedagogy.

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Do not confuse pedagogy (methods of teaching) with pedantry (misguided teaching), despite that they are etymologically related.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English pedagogy.

NounEdit

pedagogy (uncountable)

  1. pedagogy