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Noun

didactics
  1. Plural of didactic

Extensive Definition

distinguish didacticism A didactic method (Greek: didáskein = to teach; lore of teaching) is a teaching method that follows a consistent scientific approach or educational style to engage the student’s mind. The didactic method of instruction is often contrasted with dialectics and the Socratic method; the term can also be used to refer to a specific didactic method, as for instance constructivist didactics.
Didactics is the theory of teaching and, in a wider sense, the theory and practical application of teaching and learning. In demarcation from mathetics, as the science of learning, didactics refers only to the science of teaching.
didactics in Czech: Didaktika
didactics in German: Didaktik
didactics in Spanish: Didáctica
didactics in Croatian: Didaktika
didactics in Polish: Dydaktyka
didactics in Finnish: Didaktiikka

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

catechization, coaching, direction, edification, education, enlightenment, guidance, illumination, information, instruction, pedagogics, pedagogy, private teaching, programmed instruction, reeducation, schooling, self-instruction, self-teaching, spoon-feeding, teaching, tuition, tutelage, tutorage, tutoring, tutorship
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