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Monday, February 13, 2017

Definitions for pedagogy

  1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
  2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

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Citations for pedagogy
It was the cold, pitiless glass heart of Professor March's approach to magical pedagogy. Every lecture, every exercise, every demonstration was concerned with how to manipulate and transform it using magic. Lev Grossman, The Magicians, 2009
She experimented with various stimuli--games, puzzles, dolls, flash cards, generally adhering to the Montessori method of pedagogy--unhurried, loosely structured, compassionate nurturing. Benjamin Hale, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, 2011
Origin of pedagogy
1575-1585
Pedagogy entered English around 1570. It comes from Greek paidagōgía meaning “office of a child’s tutor.”