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didactics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n didactics the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill "he received no formal education","our instruction was carefully programmed","good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Didactics The art or science of teaching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n didactics The art or science of teaching; pedagogics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Didactics the art or science of teaching
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. didaktikosdidaskein, to teach; akin to L. doc-ēre, disc-ĕre.

Usage

In literature:

They take one out of a world of didactic monotone, as to their artistic significance.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
The didactic method must be subordinated to the vital.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
If they do not avail his art, they avail his didactics.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
I need not speak of its shortcomings; didactic poetry of that kind is dreary enough, and the smart couplets often offend one's taste.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
Not that dramatic, still less didactic, intention should disqualify a work of art for museum purposes.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
He is lyrical, dramatic, didactic, and of course epic, in turn.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
He stands unrivaled as Persia's foremost didactic poet.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
His output of work was enormous and incessant, and was throughout critical and didactic.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
A more didactic portion follows, the generalization of that.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
The didactic is too obvious.
"Maxim Gorki" by Hans Ostwald
The terminology of the driest didactic texts is saturated with mythology.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
But he does not dwell long or didactically on each of these problems.
"Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
Certainly it is neither didactic nor metaphysical.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
In Paul's letters there is usually an ethical section, but this is preceded by a didactic or doctrinal section.
"The Christian Faith Under Modern Searchlights" by William Hallock Johnson
To me it seems sober earnest, and quite in character with the didactic solemnity of the whole treatise.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume IV (of 4)" by George Grote
His polemic against "the sheltered life" and "little Englandism" became more didactic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The answer to the questions in the people's hearts is given in no cold didactic way.
"Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew" by John Monro Gibson
Symbolism here enters into the design, which has not only an ornamental but a didactic purpose.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
St John's purpose in introducing it is not historical but didactic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
It must be essentially human, not realistically so, but usefully, practically, didactically.
"The Life of Mazzini" by Bolton King
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In poetry:

The Wind and the Trees fell to talking together;
And nothing they said was didactic or terse;
But everything spoken was told in unbroken
And a beautiful rhyming and rhythmical verse.
"Old Rhythm And Rhyme" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Teach undergraduate courses, both didactic and clinical instruction, to BSN students.
Music / Crickets Mark E Smith, Blake and the Auto- Didactic Opposition to Scientific Materialism.
Byrd is an associate professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in MSU's Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.
Jane Anderson, an undergraduate student from Okolona, was named the Outstanding Didactic Program in Dietetics Student of the Year.
For decades popular culture portrayed nuns as geriatric, ruler-rapping didacts whose sole mission in life is to put — quite literally — the fear of God in Catholic grade-schoolers.
A cache of previously unpublished work -- fictional and scientific, playful and didactic -- by the novelist and distinguished lepidopterist: "the last important unpublished fiction by Nabokov ".
Despite a few didactic moments, CFAM's delightful fiber arts show is a funhouse of sensory overload.
Discussed will be the admission and selection process, rigors of the program, clinical expectation, didactic courses, Board preparation, AANA conferences and more.
How didactic can you get.
Remember the good old days when David Mamet wrote muscular, expletive-filled dramas instead of lifeless, didactic polemics with stick figure characters.
Do you know how long it takes me to write these wacky, humorous, didactic, and irritating posts.
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In science:

We do so, for didactic purposes, by sketching a specialized and more direct construction than that of Section IV.
The maximum entropy ansatz in the absence of a time arrow: fractional pole models
For didactic reasons, we do the case p0 separately.
Domain closure conditions and definability preservation
This simple configuration is mainly used to derive didactic examples, illustrated with the 1-dimensional residual PSD.
Tomographic reconstruction for Wide Field Adaptive Optics systems: Fourier domain analysis and fundamental limitations
Although there exist very efficient general-purpose benchmarks for testing PRNGs, we feel that the analysis provided here sheds additional didactic light on the importance of the main statistical characteristics of a chaotic map, namely, i) its invariant measure and ii) the mixing constant.
Quantifiers for randomness of chaotic pseudo random number generators
Technically, the 1y are not MYEs, but we will ignore this for didactic purposes.
Incompatibility of trends in multi-year estimates from the American Community Survey
In principle, we may still utilize these for the projected mass estimator but its application is clearly didactic at best.
Mass estimators in the Gaia era
Developed in 2005 and 2006, W EBALT aimed at using existing standards for representing mathematics on the web and existing linguistic technologies to produce language-independent mathematical didactical material.
The GF Mathematics Library
This means the paper is didactic to a certain degree, but also represents a small step forward in our understanding of the decoherence process in quantitative terms.
Decoherence within a simple Model for the Environment
Primordial nucleosynthesis also provides a bound on the variation of fundamental constants. A didactical analysis of 4He production can be found in Bernstein, Brown and Feinberg (1988).
Testing theories that predict time variation of fundamental constants
This makes simple the distribution of didactic material.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
After this introduction, the paper unfolds in three sections, as follows: in the next section we give a brief r´esum´e of the principal didactics, as well as the basic physical concepts, semantics and hermeneutics of ADG.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
You may think that this approach is just a didactical exercise to understand the basic concepts, while cosmologists actually use terribly complicated formulae or awfully long numerical computations for the mass function.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
R+ and R – are opposite. This is the very basis of our conjugated geometries, or conjugated metrics, a characteristic that allows us to suggest a didactic model providing a good mental picturing.
Bigravity : A bimetric model of the Universe. Positive and negative gravitational lensings
Raptis J. (2007). A Dodecalogue of Basic Didactics from Applications of Abstract Differential Geometry to Quantum Gravity, Internat. J.
Non-Commutative Geometry, Categories and Quantum Physics
We present a didactical approach to the which-way experiment and the counterintuitive effect of the quantum erasure for one-particle quantum interferences.
Entanglement, which-way measurements, and a quantum erasure
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