pedagogy

Pedagogy is another word for education, the profession and science of teaching.

Pedagogy and pedagogue come from the Greek paidos "boy, child" plus agogos "leader." Pedagogy refers to the teaching profession as well as the science of education, for example as a college subject. This might be one reason that the word, pedagogue, is often used for a teacher who is overly interested in rules and details, hence the science of teaching, rather than actually getting through to his or her students.

Definitions of pedagogy
  1. noun
    the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy is recognized as an important profession”
    synonyms: instruction, teaching
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    catechesis
    oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation)
    catechetical instruction
    teaching religious principles by questions and answers
    language teaching
    teaching people to speak and understand a foreign language
    teaching reading
    teaching beginners to read
    schooling
    the act of teaching at school
    indoctrination
    teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
    tuition, tutelage, tutorship
    teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    lesson
    a unit of instruction
    hypnopedia, sleep-learning
    teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep)
    spoonfeeding
    teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought
    lecture, lecturing
    teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
    language lesson
    a period of instruction learning a language
    phonics
    teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values
    whole-word method
    teaching reading by training beginners to associate printed words with spoken words
    brainwashing
    forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs
    inculcation, ingraining, instilling
    teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    dance lesson
    a lesson in dancing
    music lesson
    a lesson in performing music
    tennis lesson
    a lesson in playing tennis
    golf lesson
    a lesson in playing golf
    talk
    the act of giving a talk to an audience
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    education
    the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
  2. noun
    the principles and methods of instruction
    synonyms: pedagogics, teaching method
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    Socratic method, maieutic method
    a method of teaching by question and answer; used by Socrates to elicit truths from his students
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    method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  3. noun
    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    synonyms: didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, teaching
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    coeducation
    education of men and women in the same institutions
    continuing education
    a program of instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time
    class, course, course of instruction, course of study
    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    elementary education
    education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school
    extension, extension service, university extension
    an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
    extracurricular activity
    educational activities not falling within the scope of the regular curriculum
    higher education
    education provided by a college or university
    secondary education
    education beyond the elementary grades; provided by a high school or college preparatory school
    team teaching
    a method of coordinated classroom teaching involving a team of teachers working together with a single group of students
    work-study program
    an educational plan in which students alternate between paid employment and formal study
    adult education
    a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study
    art class
    a class in which you learn to draw or paint
    childbirth-preparation class
    a course that teaches pregnant women to use breathing and concentration and exercise techniques to use during labor
    dramatics
    participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
    athletics
    participation in sports events as an extracurricular activity
    correspondence course
    a course offered (by mail) by a correspondence school
    course of lectures
    a series of lectures dealing with a subject
    directed study
    a course of study that is supervised and controlled by a specialist in the subject
    elective, elective course
    a course that the student can select from among alternatives
    extension course
    a course offered as part of an extension service
    home study
    a course of study carried out at home rather than in a classroom
    industrial arts
    a course in the methods of using tools and machinery as taught in secondary schools and technical schools
    orientation, orientation course
    a course introducing a new situation or environment
    propaedeutic, propaedeutics
    a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    refresher, refresher course
    a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
    required course
    a course that all students are required to take
    seminar
    a course offered for a small group of advanced students
    shop, shop class
    a course of instruction in a trade (as carpentry or electricity)
    workshop
    a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
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    activity
    any specific behavior
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