What does pedagogy mean?

Definitions for pedagogyˈpɛd əˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pedagogy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. teaching method, pedagogics, pedagogy(noun)

    the principles and methods of instruction

  2. teaching, instruction, pedagogy(noun)

    the profession of a teacher

    "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

  3. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity(noun)

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"


  1. pedagogy(Noun)

    The profession of teaching.

  2. pedagogy(Noun)

    The activities of educating, teaching or instructing.

  3. pedagogy(Noun)

    The strategies of instruction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedagogy(noun)

    pedagogics; pedagogism

  2. Origin: [Gr. paidagwgi`a: cf. F. pdagogie.]


  1. Pedagogy

    Pedagogy is the science and art 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedagogy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedagogy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Caroline Richards:

    It is part of our pedagogy to teach the operations of thinking, feeling, and willing so that they may be made conscious. For if we do not know the difference between an emotion and a thought, we will know very little. We need to understand the components (of emotions) at work... in order to free their hold.

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