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Table 4 Examples of formal and lived pedagogical concepts

From: The Taxonomy of Opportunities to Learn (TxOTL): a tool for understanding the learning potential and substance of interactions in faculty (online) learning community meetings

Type of concept Example
Formal pedagogical concepts: theories, abstractions, principles, or generalizations about teaching and learning Ex 1: “Students are more comfortable asking a TA or LA for help because they are less intimidating than the professor.”
  Ex 2: “Students need to have agency over their learning.”
Lived concepts: experiences in the world, for example, replays and rehearsals of classroom experiences Ex 1: “Students had a really hard time with activity 5 yesterday.”
  Ex 2: “I am not going to give unit tests this term. I will only give module exams.”