What is pedagogy?

  • (noun): The principles and methods of instruction.
    Synonyms: teaching method, pedagogics
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Pedagogy (/ˈpɛdəɡɒdʒi/ or /ˈpɛdəɡoʊdʒi/) is the science of education. Its aims range from the full development of the human being to skills acquisition . For example, Paulo Freire referred to his method of teaching people as "critical pedagogy". In correlation with those instructive strategies the instructor's own philosophical beliefs of instruction are harbored and governed by the pupil's background knowledge and experience, situation, and environment, as well as learning goals set by the student and teacher. One example would be the Socratic schools of thought.

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Pedagogy - Pedagogues
... A pedagogue is a practitioner of pedagogy ... The term is primarily used for individuals who occupy jobs in pre-school education (such as kindergartens and nurseries) in Scandinavia ...
Susan Kempter
... prominent Suzuki teacher trainer who specializes in applying interdisciplinary research to music pedagogy ... She is the director of String Pedagogy at the University of New Mexico, as well as a frequent speaker and workshop specialist for the American String Teachers Association, Music Teachers ... She is the author of several articles and books dealing with violin pedagogy, including How Muscles Learn Teaching the Violin with the Body in Mind ...
Little Kids Rock - Pedagogy and Curriculum
... The pedagogy is informed by ideas from scholars whose work is familiar to schoolteachers from their professional training ... Little Kids Rock's pedagogy is similar in some ways to ideas expressed by music education reformers such as Suzuki and Orff ... propounded by Krashen and Dewey, Little Kids Rock has synthesized its own, unique pedagogy ...
Cornelius L. Reid - Pedagogy
... Cornelius Reid has made a singular contribution to vocal pedagogy because he has kept the ancient traditions of teaching as established and tested ...
School Of Pedagogy
... School of Pedagogy may be School of Pedagogy in Khovd School of Pedagogy in Prague School of Pedagogy in Șendriceni School of Pedagogy in Lom, Bulgaria Philadelphia School of Pedagogy Teachers College, Columbia ...

More definitions of "pedagogy":

  • (noun): The profession of a teacher.
    Example: "Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
    Synonyms: teaching, instruction