Merriam-Webster defines pedagogy as "the art, science, or profession of teaching."

The concepts don't seem to map very well, but is there a word such that:

pedagogy : teaching :: _____ : learning
  • pedagogy : teaching :: pollywoggery : learning
    – TimR
    Apr 28, 2016 at 21:44
  • Unfortunately not a single word: "knowledge acquisition approach".
    – Graffito
    Apr 28, 2016 at 21:52

2 Answers 2


Wouldn't it be study

The devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge on an academic subject, especially by means of books:

the study of English

an application to continue full-time study

Oxford Dictionaries Online

Similarly Collins

to apply the mind to the learning or understanding of (a subject), esp by reading:

to study languages

to study all night

  • Seems fair, it's just not as extravagant (or ostentatious) as "pedagogy". Apr 28, 2016 at 21:16

You may already have considered "scholarship," a common synonym for "study" in the sense of

serious formal study or research of a subject

from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

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