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Pedagogy ( i, -gogi/) (most commonly understood as the approach to teaching) refers more broadly to the theory and practice of
education, and how this influences the growth of learners. Pedagogy, taken as an academic discipline, is the study of how knowledge and skills are


imparted in an educational context, and it considers the interactions that take place during learning. Pedagogies vary greatly, as they reflect the
different social, political, cultural contexts from which they emerge.!"] Pedagogy is the act of teaching. 2! Theories of pedagogy increasingly identify the
student as an agent, and the teacher as a facilitator. Conventional western pedagogies, however, view the teacher as knowledge holder and student
as the recipient of knowledge (described by Paulo Freire as "banking methods"'*)).

The pedagogy adopted by teachers shape their actions, judgments, and other teaching strategies by taking into consideration theories of learning,
understandings of students and their needs, and the backgrounds and interests of individual students.'4I[5 Its aims may include furthering liberal
education (the general development of human potential) to the narrower specifics of vocational education (the imparting and acquisition of specific

Instructive strategies are 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 method.|6

The teaching of adults, as a specific group, is referred to as andragogy.

Contents [hide]
1 Etymology and pronunciation
2 History
2.1 Herbartianism
3 Pedagogical considerations
3.1 Hidden curriculum
3.2 Learning space
3.3 Learning theories
3.4 Distance learning
4 Pedagogical approaches
4.1 Critical pedagogy
4.2 Dialogic learning
4.3 Student-centered learning



Critical pedagogy - Anti-oppressive education
Student-centered learning - Dialogic learning
Key concepts

Education - Society - Culture
Hidden curriculum - Learning
Learning space - Learning theories