What is pedagogy?
Pedagogy is the area of study that deals with how people learn. It’s a term that has been around for over 200 years and comes from the Greek words meaning “to lead a child.” Pedagogy includes things like theories about how children learn, instructional strategies, educational technology, and ways to measure learning.
Pedagogy is also a subject in university education programs. Students take classes on topics such as remediation, inclusion, assessment, behavior management, gifted education, and special education to get their degree in pedagogy. In the context of education, a pedagogy is a theory or a philosophy about educating children and adults.
There are many different types of pedagogy but they all have some basic things in common: they focus on students’ social and emotional development in addition to their intellectual development, they place an emphasis on learning by doing, and they’re considered to be “child-centered.”
The term also has implications for educational practices such as teaching methods, curriculum design, assessment techniques, and classroom management strategies. Pedagogy is not just an academic enterprise; it’s also about shaping society.
There are many different pedagogies that exist, for example, progressive education, authoritarian education, and critical pedagogy. But no matter what type of teaching style you use, it is important to be mindful and intentional about your educational choices so that you can become a better teacher and help your students learn more effectively.
Supporting the student learning lifecycle
beyond the classroom.