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pedagogy

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noun ped·a·go·gy \ˈpe-də-ˌgō-jē also -ˌgä-, especially British -ˌgä-gē\

Simple Definition of pedagogy

  • : the art, science, or profession of teaching

Full Definition of pedagogy

  1. :  the art, science, or profession of teaching; especially :  education 2

Examples of pedagogy

  1. Some of the presentations, a few too many for comfort, lapsed into the familiar contortions of modern pedagogy. —Alex Ross, New Yorker, 14 & 21 July 2003

  2. The idea that pedagogy should be judged according to race is absurd on its face, but the fact that they saw their relationship with me and with the school itself in those terms should have given me greater pause than it did. —Gerald Early, Lure and Loathing, 1993

  3. Since no textbooks existed, the professor refused to profess, knowing no more than his students, and the students read what they pleased and compared their results. As pedagogy, nothing could be more triumphant. —Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907



Origin of pedagogy

(see pedagogue)


First Known Use: circa 1623



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