Didactic vs Methodology - What's the difference?

didactic | methodology |

As an adjective didactic

is didactic.

As a noun methodology is

the study of methods used in a field.

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Alternative forms

* didactick (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
  • * Macaulay
  • The finest didactic poem in any language.
  • Excessively moralizing.
  • (medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
  • Derived terms

    * didact * didactical * didactically * didacticism


    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.
  • methodology



    (wikipedia methodology) (methodologies)
  • The study of methods used in a field.
  • (proscribed) A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
  • The implementation of such methods etc.
  • Usage notes

    Etymologically, methodology' refers to the ''study'' of methods. Thus the use of '''methodology as a synonym for (methods) (or other simple terms such as ''means,'' ''technique,'' or ''procedure ) is proscribed as both inaccurate and pretentious.

    Derived terms

    * methodological * methodologically