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English noun: pedagogy

1. pedagogy (cognition) the principles and methods of instruction


Synonymspedagogics, teaching method


Broader (hypernym)method


Narrower (hyponym)maieutic method, Socratic method

2. pedagogy (act) the profession of a teacher


SamplesHe prepared for teaching while still in college.
Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession.


Synonymsinstruction, teaching


Broader (hypernym)education


Narrower (hyponym)catechesis, catechetical instruction, hypnopedia, indoctrination, language teaching, lecture, lecturing, lesson, schooling, sleep-learning, spoonfeeding, teaching reading, tuition, tutelage, tutorship

3. pedagogy (act) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill


SamplesHe received no formal education.
Our instruction was carefully programmed.
Good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded.


Synonymsdidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, teaching


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)class, coeducation, continuing education, course, course of instruction, course of study, elementary education, extension, extension service, extracurricular activity, higher education, secondary education, team teaching, university extension, work-study program


Part holonymclassroom project, classwork, homework, lesson, prep, preparation


Domain category membersacademic program, Department of Education, education, Education, education, Education Department, point system, tuition, tuition fee









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