So she has chosen the path as her literary heroes, Charles Dickens and George Orwell: the entertaining but didactic novel.
didactic teaching has come at the expense of play, which some say is no longer tolerated even for the youngest of students.
1650s, from French didactique, from Greek didaktikos "apt at teaching," from didaktos "taught," past participle of didaskein "teach," from PIE root *dens- "wisdom, to teach, learn." Related: Didactically; didacticism.
didactic di·dac·tic (dī-dāk'tĭk)
Of or relating to medical teaching by lectures or textbooks as distinguished from clinical demonstration with patients.