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pedagogy[ped´ah-go″je] (pl. ped·a·go·gy)
the teaching of children; the teacher often has full responsibility for making decisions about what will be learned, how it will be learned, when it will be learned, and determining if it has been learned. See also andragogy.
Etymology: Gk, pais, child, agogos, leader
the art and science of teaching children, based on a belief that the purpose of education is the transmittal of knowledge.
pedagogy(pĕd′ŭ-gŏj″ē, -gō″jē) [Gr. paidagogos, an assistant who takes children to school]
The art, sciences, techniques, and professional methods used in teaching, especially the teaching of school-age children.