Scholasticism is a habit of sticking stubbornly to one specific method of teaching or learning. Your teacher's scholasticism might mean she teaches you math the exact same way she was taught.

In medieval times, scholasticism was a popular way of teaching philosophy in universities. It focused on both philosophical reasoning, often using ancient Greek texts and Christian theology. Though scholasticism was a logical and valid method of study, it was also dogmatic, sticking to one specific set of rules and ideas, no matter what. Scholasticism derives from the Greek word skholastikos, "a scholar."

Definitions of scholasticism
  1. noun
    close adherence to traditional teachings or methods
    synonyms: academicism, academism
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    traditionalism, traditionality
    strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
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