Pedagogy refers to the theory and practice of teaching; specifically, the teaching of children.

It comes from the Greek word paidagogos, the slave whose task it was to ensure that slave children were instructed in the trades and skills their masters required.

If you’ve spent any time in the American educational system, you’ll recognize how little things have changed.

One Response to “Pedagogy”

  1. Were slaves paid with income or property taxes? I expect children were more likely to learn useful trades then. No grade-inflation and self-esteem enhancement, no sirree!

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