from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or profession of teaching.
  • n. Preparatory training or instruction.

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  • n. The profession of teaching.
  • n. The activities of educating, teaching or instructing.
  • n. The strategies of instruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pedagogics; pedagogism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of the pedagogue; the science of teaching; pedagogics.
  • n. Instruction; discipline.
  • n. An establishment for instructing youth; a college.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
  • n. the principles and methods of instruction
  • n. the profession of a teacher


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French pédagogie, from Old French, from Greek paidagōgiā, from paidagōgos, slave who took children to and from school; see pedagogue.

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From Ancient Greek παιδαγωγία.


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  • I like this word; it has a long and venerable tradition. It is excellent, and I will so tag it. Pedestrian words like "teaching" and "education", which coddle the ignorant and talk down to the layman, hardly come close to the beauty of this word and its kin (pedagogical, pedagogue), which proudly display the dignity and valor of the profession they represent. This word belongs on a Yes, yes, yes! list.

    June 17, 2009

  • Nobody is listing The No-No List. Unsurprisingly.

    June 17, 2009

  • would like to ad this word to The No-No list

    June 17, 2009

  • would like to add this word to the no-no list

    June 17, 2009

  • ga-gy or go-gy. Thank you Kristen! Teaching!!

    June 28, 2008

  • "How can the oppressed, as divided unauthentic beings, participate in the pedagogy of their liberation?" - Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

    February 5, 2007

  • "Lastly at the head of the board was the young poet who found a refuge from his labours of pedagogy and metaphysical inquisition in the convivial atmosphere of Socratic discussion ..."

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    January 21, 2007

  • NYU's Steinhardt School of Education used to be called the NYU School of Pedagogy. Which would be the first time I'd ever heard this term.

    December 28, 2006

  • Kristen correctly points out that this should ALWAYS be replaced by teaching.

    December 28, 2006