Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of pedagogy.
  • adj. Characterized by pedantic formality: a haughty, pedagogic manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to pedagogy; teaching.
  • adj. Haughty and formal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pedagogics.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pedagogue; suited to, or characteristic of, a pedagogue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a pedagogue or pedagogics; belonging to or resembling a pedagogue or teacher of children: as, pedagogic peculiarities.
  • n. Same as pedagogics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to pedagogy

Etymologies

First attested in 1781. From French pédagogique, from Latin paedagogicus, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγικός (paidagōgikos), from παιδαγωγός (paidagōgos, "teacher, tutor"), from παῖς (pais, "child") + ἄγω (agō, "I lead"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Staffordshire University: Involving learners in pedagogic research with Second Life

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  • We developed primary education teacher's training schools, now called pedagogic schools, in every province of the country.

    CASTRO ADDRESSES GRADUATING PRIMARY TEACHERS

  • I have not led a life that might be called pedagogic, because it is fitted to serve as a model, nor a life that might be called anti-pedagogic, because it would serve as a warning.

    Youth and Egolatry

  • In his "Emile" he outlines our so-called pedagogic new-thought methods.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 09 Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers

  • The 'pedagogic' side of school teaching, teaching the kids to become 'good citizens' is nothing but brainwashing, and in a very ugly way, because it is utterly contrary to any Christian ethos, or any Christian values.

    Schools, Schools and More Schools

  • (This is a difference with most Protestant churches that understand the Lord's supper to be "pedagogic", that is, a reminder to the people of what Christ has done for us on the cross, and a call ffor evaluation of our lives in view of His great sacrifice on the cross).

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  • "Ah, the terms and forms survive," he said, with a kind of pedagogic affability, "after the substance has disappeared.

    The Market-Place

  • The play offers a window into the kind of frenetic pedagogic environment that many New Yorkers of all ages and skill levels have paid large sums to experience, from Stella Adler's acting studios of the 1950s to Gordon Lish's famous writing seminars.

    Touring the City's Seminars

  • All I can say is that my lingering hope Miss Lambert would turn out to be a pedagogic vampire was disappointed.

    My City – review | Michael Billington

  • This is not their fault but rather the fruits of an epically failed pedagogic system and a general collapse of Jewish religiosity in the new world, which itself was caused by a dozen or so sociological factors.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: The Essential Jewish Canon

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