pedagogy

[ped-uh-goh-jee, -goj-ee]
noun, plural pedagogies.
1.
the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
2.
the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek paidagōgía office of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -y3

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pedagogy (ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡɪ, -ˌɡɒdʒɪ, -ˌɡəʊdʒɪ)
 
n
the principles, practice, or profession of teaching

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pedagogy
1580s, from Fr. pédagogie (16c.), from Gk. paidagogia "education, attendance on children," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).
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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 psychology, or theories about the way in which learning takes place

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