Is the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instruction. Pedagogy is also occasionally referred to as the correct use of instructive strategies (see instruccional theory).
1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching. 2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.
teaching method: the principles and methods of instruction teaching: the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession" education: the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded“.
Teachers are committed to students and their learning. Teachers know the subjects they teach and have the necessary pedagogical knowledge. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience. Teachers are members of learning communities.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and commitments reflected in the following five core propositions.
Effective teachers are dedicated to making knowledge accessible to all students based on their belief that all students can learn. Thus, they treat their learners equitably by acknowledging individual differences among students.
Accomplished teachers create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings, materials, and strategies to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time.
Effective teachers are models of educated persons, exemplifying the virtues they seek to inspire in students-- curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, respect for diversity, and appreciation of cultural differences.
Exemplary teachers contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development.
There are many types of pedagogy, or styles of teaching using varied strategies. The style of teaching a teacher chooses will have many factors depending on what kind of class is being taught the age of the students, and the size of the class. Lecturing is one style of teaching in which the teacher handles all the instruction.
is a philosophy of education described by Henry Giroux as an "educational movement, guided by passion and principle, to help students develop consciousness of freedom, recognize authoritarian tendencies, and connect knowledge to power and the ability to take constructive action."
Critical pedagogy includes relationships between teaching and learning. This proponents claim that it is a continuous process of what they call "unlearning," "learning" and "relearning," "reflection," "evaluation," and the impact that these actions have on the students, in particular students whom they believe have been historically and continue to be disenfranchised by what they call "traditional school."
Children learn more rapidly than adults, though they are also very ignorant. In a way, they are idiot savants, good at one kind of thinking (acquisition), poor at another (facts, judgment). A friend of mine had a foreign exchange student from Germany last year, I think she was a junior (ie, about 17). The girl thought of it as a sexual vacation and remarked to the shocked mom that the African American boys were much better in bed than the white boys.