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Education - Pedagogy
(2,435 words)

Part of Education:

1. Basic Education

2. Philosophy of Education

3. Pedagogy

4. Religious Education

5. Self-Education

Pedagogy may be variously defined. The term can be understood to mean formal teaching itself and this signification can then be widened to include the history of change and progress in methods and theories of instruction over the course of centuries and from one culture to another. Pedagogy may also denote both the systematization of general and specific principles governing effective teaching an…

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John W. Donohue, “Education - Pedagogy”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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