pedagogue


ped·a·gogue

noun \ˈpe-də-ˌgäg\

Definition of PEDAGOGUE

:  teacher, schoolmaster; especially :  a dull, formal, or pedantic teacher

Variants of PEDAGOGUE

ped·a·gogue also ped·a·gog \ˈpe-də-ˌgäg\

Examples of PEDAGOGUE

  1. <a pedagogue whose classroom lessons consisted entirely of reading directly from the textbook in a monotone>

Origin of PEDAGOGUE

Middle English pedagoge, from Latin paedagogus, from Greek paidagōgos, slave who escorted children to school, from paid- ped- + agōgos leader, from agein to lead — more at agent
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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