teaching

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1teaching

noun

: the job or profession of a teacher

: something that is taught : the ideas and beliefs that are taught by a person, religion, etc.

Full Definition of TEACHING

1
:  the act, practice, or profession of a teacher
2
:  something taught; especially :  doctrine <the teachings of Confucius>

Examples of TEACHING

  1. He went into teaching after college.
  2. <a chemist who has devoted his career to teaching, even though he could have made a lot more money in an industrial job>

First Known Use of TEACHING

13th century

Other Education Terms

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

Rhymes with TEACHING

2teaching

adjective

: of, relating to, or used for teaching someone or something

Full Definition of TEACHING

:  of, relating to, used for, or engaged in teaching <a teaching aid> <the teaching profession> <a teaching assistant>

First Known Use of TEACHING

1615

Other Education Terms

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

teaching

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Profession of those who give instruction, especially in an elementary or secondary school or a university. The teaching profession is a relatively new one. Traditionally, parents, elders, religious leaders, and sages were responsible for teaching children how to behave and think and what to believe. Germany introduced the first formal criteria for the education of teachers in the 18th century. In the 19th century, as society became more industrialized, the concept of schooling became more universal. In industrialized nations today, most teachers are university graduates. Teacher-training programs usually include both general and specialized academic, cultural, or vocational courses; the study of educational principles; and a series of professional courses combined with practical experience in a typical school setting. Most countries also require professional certification following formal training. See also National Education Association.

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