(Greek: didaktikos, skilled at teaching, teach; teacher)
Many autodidacts, depending on their plan for learning, seek instruction and guidance from experts, friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and from other sources within their communities.
Autodidactism is just one way of learning, and it is usually complemented by learning in formal and informal settings; such as, classrooms, friends, family, social settings, and experts or people with special training.
Some language reference books these days are considered to be less didactic than they once were.3. Inclined to teach or to moralize excessively: The technician's didactic explanations irritated his coworkers, who simply wanted to be told how the software worked, without having to listen to long explanations about the theory and history regarding its development.
3. Containing a political or moral message: The politician's didactic speeches were usually told with the pretext of entertainment, but it was obvious that he wanted his audience to receive some moral messages from them, too.
Fortunately Professor Jones didactically lectured about the most significant problems presented by the economists.
In early English poetic literature, and especially in the religious parts of it, there are elements of didacticism that we should be aware of.
An essay by Edgar Allan Poe argues that a poem should be written "for a poem's sake" and that the ultimate goal of art is aesthetic and not didacticism, which he called a "heresy".