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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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British Dictionary definitions for pedagogy


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

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 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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