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Noun1.spoonfeeding - feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
2.spoonfeeding - teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
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One debate that doesn't look like it will be settled any time soon is over baby-led weaning, a method of feeding endorsed by the NHS which involves giving babies as young as six months old chunks of solid food such as banana, fish and pasta to feed themselves, rather than the more traditional method of spoonfeeding them with purees.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Baby-led weaning and spoonfeeding can be combined
For some, 'spoonfeeding' their kids is the best way to bring them up.
The change of PE teaching concepts and approaches: with the help of VR, PE teaching can be effectively transformed from spoonfeeding to dynamic, initiative education, accompanied by radical transition of teaching concepts.
Generations shuns a spoonfeeding opening tutorial, instead dumping you into the action where you literally have to sink of swim.
He spent a year "spoonfeeding Lea my entire account of Vietnam, the history, the firsthand account, the stories, the pictures, and after he graduated from Vietnam 101, we went through a year of writing songs.
As Sky 1's big boss Adam MacDonald says: "There is a rollercoaster-ride quality to the show and, instead of spoonfeeding the story, it throws audiences into the thick of the action.
Conclusions: It was found that the preterm babies in whom spoonfeeding was used as a supportive method in addition to breastfeeding switched to full breastfeeding in a shorter time compared to the babies who were fed by bottle and their sucking success was at a better level.
Such discursive manoeuvres work to manipulate anxieties about higher education becoming "too soft." In the GaP data such anxieties were repeatedly articulated in terms of "spoonfeeding," which might be seen as evidence of the "dumbing down" and the "feminization" of teaching and learning.
I couldn't pick up whether he was awake or asleep by looking at his face (I'd been able to detect whether Phoebe's eyes were open or not); I couldn't see him smile, or whether his mouth was open ready for spoonfeeding, where the mucky bits were to wash, where a favourite toy had been dropped - all the things you take for granted.
But even that disheartening item might seem like good news compared to another landmine buried in the forecast: two-thirds of the 30 occupations with the largest number of new jobs will require "less than a postsecondary education [and] no related work experience." An economy loses its vibrancy when spoonfeeding nonagenarians and greeting customers at Wal-Mart are its highest growth opportunities.
Comic Stewart Lee has talked of McIntyre "spoonfeeding" his audience "warm diarrhoea".