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    Synonyms for 'educational'

    Hi,

    Would you please give me some options for the following sentence?

    "All activities kids are involved in should be educational."

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Could 'pedagogical' be used as a synonym here?!

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    "Instructional", "academic" just to name a few. Though nothing can completely replace "educational".

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Could 'pedagogical' be used as a synonym here? !
    Only if you want your readers scratching their heads and clicking on OneLook.com.

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Do words like 'didactic' or 'educative' sound natural to you at all?

    I once happened to see 'some programmes in schools are of little educative value.'

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Do words like 'didactic' or 'educative' sound natural to you at all?

    I once happened to see 'some programmes in schools are of little educative value.'
    They are natural in the right context.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    The entire sentence might benefit from a rephrase. What exactly is the idea you're trying to convey? Are you talking about a specific group of kids?

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The entire sentence might benefit from a rephrase. What exactly is the idea you're trying to convey? Are you talking about a specific group of kids?

    Thanks for the point. Actually, I was about to use this in an essay about whether or not all the leisure activities children are involved in should be educational. Naturally I was looking for some synonyms to avoid repetition.

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    There might be a way you could use edifying.

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    Re: Synonyms for 'educational'

    Don't just restrict yourself to looking for individual synonyms. You need to think in a broader way. Consider "activities ... should have an educational value", "activities ... should teach them something" or even "kids should be able to learn from ... activities", for example.

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