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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Pedagogy, -ie, Paedagogie, n. [L. pædagōgīum a school for pages, in med. L. a place of instruction: see Pedagog(e n.1 and Pedagog(e n.2Cf. e.m.E. pedagogie, -y, instruction (1583), the profession of teaching (1623), a place of instruction, school or college (c 1625), and F. pédagogie (16th c.).]

a. Appar. the original designation of the teaching institution, with the building housing it and the body of teachers comprising it, of the Faculty of Arts of the Universities of St. Andrews and of Glasgow, respectively. b. An alternative term for the University or College (of St. Andrews or of Glasgow) viewed as a teaching institution.The term was later superceded by the more general terms college or university.The pedagogy of St. Andrews was founded in 1430 (see Coll. St. Salvator 7), that of Glasgow c 1453 (see J. D. Mackie Univ. Glasg. 1451–1951 (1954) 44 f.).(1) 1532–3 Haddington Corr. 253.
Robert Bannerman [principal regent of the] pedagogy [of St. Andrews]
1683 Martine Reliq. Divi Andreae 238.
He augmented the stipends of the professors in the paedagogie
(2) 1457 Glasg. Univ. Mun. II. 192.
[Quod omnia que pro tunc erant in bursa facultatis exponerentur in edificacione pedagogii
1563 Ib. I. 70.]
In fauorem Magistri Johannis Dauidsone principalis regentis eiusdem Pedagogij
1571 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. 215.
All [bursars] within the diocyes of Glasgow [etc.] … to study … within the Pedagogy of Glasgow
1572–3 Glasgow Chart. I. ii. 152.] Mr.
[Custumis … dicto nostro Collegio ac Pedagogio prius solui solitis
1574 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. 315.
Andrew Melvill, principall of the Pedagogie of Glasgow
1577 Glasgow Chart. I. ii. 169.]
[Intelligentes quod annua … redditus Collegii seu Pedagogii Glasguensis tam exigua sunt

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