Definition of pedagogy in English:



  • [mass noun] The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.

    ‘the relationship between applied linguistics and language pedagogy’
    [count noun] ‘subject-based pedagogies’
    • ‘In fact, pedagogy itself was not addressed at all in the new California standards.’
    • ‘If we approach with that kind of pedagogy, we'll reduce academic dishonesty.’
    • ‘The very nature of teaching is built on revisiting curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, these schools modelled their curriculum and pedagogy on the private secondary schools.’
    • ‘Universities must also be willing to examine their philosophy, pedagogies, and practices.’
    • ‘Matters of theory and pedagogy are often made salient when set in the context of a novel that speaks to the students.’
    • ‘The first is an essential part of pedagogy for the twenty-first century.’
    • ‘This point of view implies the need for changes in translation pedagogy.’
    • ‘For the last ten years, she has been researching the history of piano methods and pedagogy in the United States.’
    • ‘The first section of this book brings history to bear on today's ideas of pedagogy.’
    • ‘The students asked us to explain how the principle worked, which as an exercise in traditional pedagogy we did.’
    • ‘She is professor and director of piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma.’
    • ‘The evening classes he is taking at a nearby college cover pedagogy and other subjects he needs to be a qualified teacher.’
    • ‘That fourth category is pedagogy, and more specifically, composition pedagogy.’
    • ‘Critical reflection is the type of processing that is crucial to the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy.’
    • ‘There is a great value in this variation in how each of us approaches our subject matter and our pedagogy.’
    • ‘In order to approach questions of pedagogy and curriculum it is necessary to consider the space of writing.’
    • ‘Norton encourages teachers to conduct such work though the use of diaries and critical pedagogy.’
    • ‘Nowhere in his transformative pedagogy is academic language proficiency challenged.’
    • ‘We also looked at the development of ideas of feminist pedagogy at the university level.’
    teaching, schooling, tuition, tutoring, instruction, pedagogy, andragogy, coaching, training, tutelage, drilling, preparation, guidance, indoctrination, inculcation, enlightenment, edification, cultivation, development, improvement, bettering
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Late 16th century: from French pédagogie, from Greek paidagōgia office of a pedagogue, from paidagōgos (see pedagogue).