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noun [U]     /ˈped.ə.ɡɒdʒ.i/ US  /-ɡɑː.dʒi/ specialized
the study of the methods and activities of teachingSubjects and disciplines pedagogic     /ˌped.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪk/ US  /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪk/ adjective (also pedagogical) pedagogically     /ˌped.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪ-/ adverb The minister's reforms are pedagogically questionable (= not based on good teaching theory).Teaching in general
(Definition of pedagogy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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