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Definition of "pedagogy" [ped•a•go•gy]

  • The art or profession of teaching. (noun)
  • Preparatory training or instruction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pedagogy" in a sentence
  • "At the University of Vermont the former dean made a distinction between scholarship and what he called pedagogy, and textbooks would fit under that latter theme, heading and get very little credit."
  • "Considered on an industrial scale, successful pedagogy is only partly about technique – how good or bad particular teachers are, assuming one can come up with some sort of meaningful measure as opposed to standardized test outcomes or perhaps even student evaluations."
  • ""You need a lot of passion, but passion is not going to cut it," one teacher said, adding that teachers need expertise in pedagogy and their content areas, as well as in how to manage a classroom."