The words "orthobiotics," "didactics," and "pragmatics" might be used to characterize them.
We sometimes apply to these the words Orthobiotics, didactics, and Pragmatics.
Few English naturalists are as genial--not even White of Selborne--and few as wide in didactics.
Hence, we have in Emerson the teaching of a vigorous morality without the formality of dogma and the deadly tedium of didactics.
The greatest part of Mr. Cowper's didactics is in the same strain.
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.