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1. Capable of being taught: teachable skills.
2. Able and willing to learn: teachable youngsters.

teach′a·bil′i·ty, teach′a·ble·ness n.
teach′a·bly adv.


(ˈti tʃə bəl)

1. capable of being instructed, as a person.
2. capable of being taught, as a subject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.teachable - ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler


Capable of being educated:


[ˈtiːtʃəbl] ADJ (esp US) → educable


adj animal, childlernfähig; music is a very teachable subjectMusik ist ein Fach, das sich gut unterrichten or lehren (geh)lässt; this is not a teachable skilldiese Fertigkeit kann man niemandem beibringen; things in life which are not teachableDinge, die man niemandem beibringen kann
References in classic literature ?
Upon the assumption just made, then, virtue is teachable.
Socrates returns to the consideration of the question 'whether virtue is teachable,' which was denied on the ground that there are no teachers of it: (for the Sophists are bad teachers, and the rest of the world do not profess to teach).
Then, my pupils being older, would be more rational, more teachable, and less troublesome than the last; they would be less confined to the schoolroom, and not require that constant labour and incessant watching; and, finally, bright visions mingled with my hopes, with which the care of children and the mere duties of a governess had little or nothing to do.
I have tried, tried hard to be a teachable, reasonable woman.
He was set on it; and the child seemed a nice, teachable little thing.
He asked, "What methods were used to cultivate the minds and bodies of our young nobility, and in what kind of business they commonly spent the first and teachable parts of their lives?
It was the young footman, Samuel-- a civil fresh-coloured person, with a teachable look and a very obliging manner.
My pupil was a lively child, who had been spoilt and indulged, and therefore was sometimes wayward; but as she was committed entirely to my care, and no injudicious interference from any quarter ever thwarted my plans for her improvement, she soon forgot her little freaks, and became obedient and teachable.
Importance is placed on the teacher providing immediate feedback and taking advantage of teachable moments.
The toolkit provides ways for educators to teach about respect and includes lesson plans that can help demonstrate teachable moments, according to information from GLSEN.
Regardless of whether my forecast materializes, there are many teachable moments that can be applied no matter where you fall in the healthcare supply/value/care chain.
What you are experiencing is called a teachable moment,' said Tamblyn.