BT Eruvin 54b presents the method of Moses' Torah study:

תנו רבנן: כיצד סדר משנה? משה למד מפי הגבורה. נכנס אהרן ושנה לו משה פירקו ... נכנסו בניו ושנה להן משה פירקן ... וכו'

The Sages taught: What was the order of teaching the Oral Law [in general, not THE Mishnah]? Moses learned directly from the mouth of the Almighty. Aaron entered ...and Moses taught him his lesson ... Aaron’s sons entered, and Moses taught them their lesson ...

What was that "פרק" - was it a Torah verse, a Mitzvah, a Mishnah?

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    Doesn't the question at the beginning of the quotation indicate strongly that the thing under discussion is "mishna"? That would mean that your question may be essentially the same as the b'raisa's! – WAF Sep 30 '18 at 6:19
  • @WAF Definitely no. Sefaria translates it "What was the order of teaching the Oral Law?" In general, Mihsnah meant "all the oral law" – Al Berko Oct 1 '18 at 22:24
  • In that case, the definition of "mishna" (as well, perhaps, as that of "Oral Law") is central to the quotation and to the question. Can you include the assumptions you are making about it in the question? I.e. What are the facts about the b'raisa's discussion that we do already know, upon which an answer to your question should be based? After all, you refer to it at the top as "Torah study", implying certain content, while the g'mara calls it "mishna", a term that also appears in the question but for which you are using a different definition. – WAF Oct 2 '18 at 5:24
  • @WAF AFAIK the word HaMishnah when referencing to the book of Mishnah as we use it is not used in the Gemmorah. Just as the Posuk "ולימדתם אותם" leads to the general term "תלמוד תורה", the Pasuk "ושננתם לבנך" leads to the general term משנה תורה meaning תלמוד תורה. – Al Berko Oct 2 '18 at 18:56
  • See translate.google.com/#en/iw/lesson - פרק could mean LESSON. How was the Mishna taught? Moshe would teach ... Aaron the lesson... – Danny Schoemann Oct 3 '18 at 12:41

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