What is the contextual significance of pedagogy in the field of education?  

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The term 'pedagogy' refers to the science of instruction and education, focusing on the development of the learner in all areas of knowledge acquisition.  This term is incredibly significant to the field of education, because most educators must develop and build on pedagogical techniques and professional development throughout their teaching career.  Teachers truly are expected to be lifelong learners, continually improving their skills and strategies for reaching students.  Some examples of pedagogy include everything from ways to meet needs for special education students to incorporating technology in the classroom to reach students to ways to build language acquisition skills for English language learners.  The contextual significance of pedagogy in the field of education is that pedagogy is a vital part of the teacher's success in the classroom in educating students.

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