What is Pedagogy?
Pedagogy most simply is the act of teaching, "the art, science, or profession of teaching," according to Mirriam-Webster's Dictionary. The meaning of the word pedagogy is derived the both Ancient Greek and Latin meaning "to lead" or "leader", to "teacher or trainer of boys," and later "children" . Pedagogy encompasses the theory and practice of teaching and is shaped by the teacher's beliefs both cultural and teaching practices and methods. Social, political, and cultural factors influence the theory and practice of pedagogy but most simply it is the study of different teaching methods.
There are different approaches to teaching and learning approaches and are often used in conjunction with one another. A few examples:
This guide serves as a launching spot to learn more about higher education pedagogy, teaching, and learning strategies. However, you are encouraged to visit the Teaching Resource Center on the third floor of Wiggins Library to browse our collection or to contact the library for any topic or additional resources.