Traditionalism

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Traditionalism is the adherence to traditional beliefs or practices. In our context, that would mostly cover traditional pedagogy.

Some traditional language teaching methodologies have dubious theoretical basis, especially dreaded grammar-translation method.

On the other hand, "the new trendy method" may be even less efficacious, the teacher may be trained in a particular way, and a traditional approach may be what the students/parents/authorities expect and want, and it may be what the exams test.