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Legitimation Code Theory: Knowledge-Building in Research and Practice


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This series comprises research and practice into knowledge-building in education and beyond. It focuses on Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’, a cutting-edge approach rapidly being adopted by scholars and teachers across the disciplinary map to understand, change and improve their practice. LCT builds on sociological ideas from Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein and integrates insights from such diverse fields as linguistics, philosophy, literary criticism, physics and anthropology. The framework reveals the otherwise hidden principles embodied by knowledge practices, their different forms, and their effects. By making these ‘codes' visible to be learned or changed, work using LCT is making a real difference, from supporting social justice in education to improving design processes. Books in this series will focus on both cutting-edge developments in theory and research and developing new forms of educational practice. Books will explore topics across the institutional and disciplinary maps of education, from physics to ballet, from pre-school to university, as well as other social fields, such as politics and law.  

The Legitimation Code Theory: Knowledge-Building in Research and Practice series is hosted by the LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building at the University of Sydney and edited by Professor Karl Maton. Proposals for books are invited. To discuss a proposed submission, please contact: [email protected]

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Building Knowledge in Higher Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Legitimation Code Theory

Building Knowledge in Higher Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Legitimation Code Theory

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christine Winberg, Sioux McKenna, Kirstin Wilmot
July 10, 2020

From pressures to become economically efficient to calls to act as an agent of progressive social change, higher education is facing a series of challenges. There is an urgent need for a rigorous and sophisticated research base to support the informed development of practices. Yet studies of...

Accessing Academic Discourse: Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory

Accessing Academic Discourse: Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory

1st Edition

J. R. Martin, Karl Maton, Y. J. Doran
November 21, 2019

Academic discourse is the gateway not only to educational success but to worlds of imagination, discovery and accumulated wisdom. Understanding the nature of academic discourse and developing ways of helping everyone access, shape and change this knowledge is critical to supporting social justice....

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