didacticism


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di·dac·tic

 (dī-dăk′tĭk) also di·dac·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Intended to instruct.
2. Morally instructive.
3. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.

[Greek didaktikos, skillful in teaching, from didaktos, taught, from didaskein, didak-, to teach, educate.]

di·dac′ti·cal·ly adv.
di·dac′ti·cism (-tĭ-sĭz′əm) n.

didacticism

1. the practice of valuing literature, etc., primarily for its instructional content.
2. an inclination to teach or lecture others too much, especially by preaching and moralizing.
3. a pedantic, dull method of teaching. — didact, n. — didactic, adj.
See also: Learning
the views and conduct of one who intends to teach, often in a pedantic or contemptuous manner, both factual and moral material. — didact, n. — didactic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.didacticism - communication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive; "the didacticism expected in books for the young"; "the didacticism of the 19th century gave birth to many great museums"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
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Plenty of its other writing remains in the shape of religious prose--sermons, lives and legends of saints, biblical paraphrases, and similar work in which the monastic and priestly spirit took delight, but which is generally dull with the dulness of medieval commonplace didacticism and fantastic symbolism.
For all the works' didacticism (and their admittedly perilous proximity to illustration, not to mention the iconography of video games and the illusionistic possibilities of computer animation), Davis also sometimes gets at something less quantifiable.
The ability of a teacher to integrate internal and external sources of information and stimuli for a student - so that he or she can utilise learning as an active principle, rather than a passive attribute - is the only way to liberate him or her from the strait-jacket of classroom didacticism.
Perhaps it's a problem we're all aware of and might prefer not to confront when watching a mainstream Turkish movie, but what's uplifting about E[currency]ahin's style is that he carefully avoids any kind of didacticism and prioritizes his narrative as opposed to feeding the audience grand messages.
If there were moments where I thought we were witnessing didacticism, they were dashed away as the events unfolded leaving me not with answers but rather had me questioning "what would I do in their shoes?
Even though African literature has been said to have borrowed so much from European literary culture, especially in the areas of form and language; didacticism cannot be said to be one of those concepts that African literature inherited from the European literary culture.
These Korean films, he argues, tend to exhibit three characteristics: a "vnarod or agrarian return narrative," nationalistic overtones, and a certain didacticism.
Here too, the confrontation of oppo-sites--purity and impurity, cleanliness and conta mination--was clear, even to the point of didacticism.
At best, At Night We Walk in Circles is an instructive lesson about Peru during the last twenty years; at worst, it is a novel of intolerable na'ivete and didacticism.
I despise "message" movies, or didacticism, or deck-stacking.
Superbly produced and acted though it was, the play's angry didacticism has not aged well.
The generic codes by which this didacticism is accomplished certainly represent an innovation of conventional expectations: the poets, having internalized the norms of inherited genre, subverted them in an effort not simply to dismiss them, but to redefine them, to shape them to their own needs.