Teaching by traditional methods focusing on the blackboard and presentation by the teacher as opposed to more informal or interactive methods (Oxford English Dictionary)., The didactic approach mainly entails lecturing and is typically teacher-centred and content-oriented, i.e. teaching as transmission where the learners are considered to be the passive recipients of information transmitted (IBE, 2013).
In discussing teacher-student communication (Chapter VI), it was suggested that the use of questions fundamentally changes the nature of the communication that occurs in the classroom. Through proper use of questions, didactic teaching becomes dialogue. Pedantic teaching becomes thoughtful discourse (Anderson, 2004: 117).