Pedagogy is a term that refers to the method of how teachers teach, in theory and in practice. Pedagogy is formed by an educator’s teaching beliefs and concerns the interplay between culture and different ways to learn. In order to help students to build on prior learning, meaningful classroom relationships must exist.
Pedagogy refers to the study of teaching approaches and how they affect learners. A carefully considered pedagogy is essential in enabling students to learn more effectively and can help them develop high-order thinking skills. There are four common forms of pedagogy: social (education as supporting social development), critical (deconstructing normative perspectives), culturally responsive (encouraging the sharing of diverse backgrounds and experiences) and Socratic (developing intellectual and social skills to live in a democractic society).