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[ped-uh-goh-jee, -goj-ee] /ˈpɛd əˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i/
noun, plural pedagogies.
the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.
1575-85; < Greek paidagōgía office of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -y3 Unabridged
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Examples for pedagogies
  • Journalism has its own pedagogies, practices, and standards.
  • The distinction has important policy implications: different kinds of students may require different pedagogies of improvement.
  • Nothing is more responsible for the increasing cost of higher education than ever-expanding pedagogies.
  • But research shows that the strongest gains come from pedagogies that feature teamwork and problem solving.
  • Such divulgence-pedagogies aren't confined to orientation sessions, however.
  • Specific pedagogies acknowledging the importance of student voice have developed within particular disciplines.
British Dictionary definitions for pedagogies


/ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡɪ; -ˌɡɒdʒɪ; -ˌɡəʊdʒɪ/
the principles, practice, or profession of teaching
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Word Origin and History for pedagogies



1580s, from Middle French pédagogie (16c.), from Latin paedagogia, from Greek paidagogia "education, attendance on boys," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).

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Encyclopedia Article for pedagogies


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 psychology, or theories about the way in which learning takes place

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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