Definition of pedagogy in English:

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pedagogy

Pronunciation: /ˈpedəˌɡäjē/

noun (plural pedagogies)

The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept: the relationship between applied linguistics and language pedagogy subject-based pedagogies
More example sentences
  • Nowhere in his transformative pedagogy is academic language proficiency challenged.
  • Critical reflection is the type of processing that is crucial to the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy.
  • The evening classes he is taking at a nearby college cover pedagogy and other subjects he needs to be a qualified teacher.

Derivatives

pedagogics

Pronunciation: /ˌpedəˈɡäjiks/
noun
Example sentences
  • This is a unanimous rejection of the apartheid education principles of Christian national education and fundamental pedagogics (principles of education).
  • Equally urgent is our need for gathering and sharing bibliographies, case studies, and reports of ongoing research in support of new pedagogics.

Origin

Late 16th century: from French pédagogie, from Greek paidagōgia 'office of a pedagogue', from paidagōgos (see pedagogue).

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Syllabification: ped·a·go·gy

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