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1 A field of academic study, such as chemistry or English, which constitutes an area of teaching and research within higher education and in the academic community as a whole.

2 The control exerted by a teacher over the behaviour of the learners. ‘Discipline’ in this sense is less frequently used now than the alternative expressions: classroom control and behaviour management, perhaps partly because of associations with Foucault's usage of the term to denote social and political manipulation.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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