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pedagogic

[ped-uh-goj-ik, -goh-jik] /ˌpɛd əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a pedagogue or pedagogy.
Also, pedagogical.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Greek paidagōgikós of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -ic
Related forms
pedagogically, adverb
nonpedagogic, adjective
nonpedagogical, adjective
nonpedagogically, adverb
unpedagogic, adjective
unpedagogically, adverb
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  • These are not only pedagogic questions, but also legal ones.
  • Unless you are an undisputed star in organizing efficient group work, it can be a clumsy way of showing off your pedagogic skills.
  • For years, medical educators have tried to rationalize these long hours on pedagogic grounds.
  • Rarely is such warmth and humanity present in the world of curriculum vitae, publishing histories, and pedagogic philosophies.
  • If he withheld the online lectures for pedagogic reasons, fair enough.
  • When you have tenure, you can tell this interloper that she can kiss your pedagogic rear end.
  • It proved an effective pedagogic method for examining critically and taking action on important global issues.
Word Origin and History for pedagogic
adj.

1781, from Latin paedagogicus, from Greek paidagogikos "suitable for a teacher," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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