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pedagogy (instr.)

Definition:

the profession of a teacher

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Derivatives:

pedagogic | pedagogical

Plural:

pedagogies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

pedagogy is recognized as an important profession

Synonyms:

instruction | teaching | instr. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Middle English pedagoge, from Latin paedagogus, from Greek paidagōgos, slave who...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of pedagogy...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pedagogy

the science and art of education. Its aims range from the full development of the human being to skills acquisition. For example, Paulo Freire referred to his method of teaching people as "critical pedagogy". In correlation with those instructive ... (39 of 1312 words, pronunciations, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pedagogy

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pedagogy

study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways in which such goals may be achieved. The field relies heavily on educational ... (25 of 1048 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/448410​/pedagogy

Collins Dictionary:

pedagogy

the principles, practice, or profession of teaching (7 of 299 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pedagogy

Merriam-Webster:

pedagogy | education [synonym] | pedagogics [pedagogy]

the art, science, or profession of teaching ; especially, "education" [sense-specific] (11 of 160 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pedagogy

Oxford Dictionary:

pedagogy | pedagogies [plural]

the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept (14 of 67 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pedagogy

Cambridge Dictionary:

pedagogy [specialized] | pedagogical [adjective, derived] | pedagogic [adjective, derived] | pedagogically [adverb, derived]

the study of the methods and activities of teaching (9 of 37 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pedagogy

American Heritage Dictionary:

pedagogy

The art or profession of teaching. | Preparatory training or instruction. (10 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pedagogy

New World Dictionary:

pedagogy | didactics | pedagogics [United States]

the profession or function of a teacher; teaching | the art or science of teaching; especially, instruction in teaching methods (19 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pedagogy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pedagogy [uncountable, formal]

the methods and principles of teaching (6 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pedagogy

Random House Dictionary:

pedagogy | pedagogies [plural]

the function or work of a teacher; teaching. | the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods. (17 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pedagogy

Wiktionary:

pedagogy | pedagogies [plural] | paedagogy [sense-specific] | pædagogy [sense-specific]

The profession of teaching. | The activities of educating, teaching or instructing. | The strategies of instruction. (15 of 20 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pedagogy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

education

any process, either formal or informal, that shapes the potential of a maturing organism. Informal education results from the constant effect of ... (22 of 83 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0816788​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

pedagogy

the science or profession of teaching (6 of 53 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724522​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

pedagogy | pedagog

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English pedagoge, from Latin paedagogus, from Greek paidagōgos, slave who escorted children to school, from paid- ... (19 of 26 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pedagogy

American Heritage Dictionary:

pedagogy

Origin: French pédagogie, from Old French, from Greek paidagōgiā, from paidagōgos, slave who took children to and from school; see "pedagogue".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pedagogy

Oxford Dictionary:

pedagogy | pedagogies [plural]

First use: late 16th century

Origin: French pédagogie, from Greek paidagōgia "office of a pedagogue", from paidagōgos (see "pedagogue")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pedagogy

Online Etymology:

pedagogy

First use: 1580s

Origin: French pédagogie (16th century), from Greek paidagogia "education, attendance on children", from paidagogos "teacher".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=pedagogy

New World Dictionary:

pedagogy

Origin: French pédagogie from Late Latin paedagogia from Greek paidagōgia: see "pedagogue"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pedagogy

Wiktionary:

pedagogy

Origin: Ancient Greek παιδαγωγία.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pedagogy

Encarta Dictionary:

pedagogy

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: French from Greek paidagōgia "duties of a slave who leads a child to school" from paidagōgos

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724522​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pedagogy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pedagogy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pedagogy

Cambridge Dictionary:

pedagogy [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "pedagogy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "pedagogy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pedagogy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pedagogy [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pedagogy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pedagogy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

pedagogy [uncountable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pedagogy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/pedagogy

the Free Dictionary:

pedagogy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pedagogy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pedagogy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "pedagogy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pedagogy

Google Dictionary:

pedagogy | pedagogies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "pedagogy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pedagogy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pedagogy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pedago​08 word=pedagogy

YourDictionary Audio:

pedagogy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pedagogy" by speech synthesizer

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