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Networks

LCT is growing and international. There are several networks of researchers that engage in regular events, as well as an email discussion forum.

Check out 'events' on: http://www.facebook.com/legitimationcodetheory


LCT CONFERENCES

The Second International Legitimation Code Theory Conference (LCTC2) will be held at the University of Sydney in July 2017.  For more information, see the conference website.

The First International Legitimation Code Theory Conference (LCTC1) was held in June 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an unforgettable experience for all concerned. Visit the website and download the full book of abstracts.  You can listen to the Opening Address by Karl Maton here, with slides here.


EMAIL FORUM

http://mailman.sydney.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/lct

This is a friendly, informal email group for those interested in LCT to share ideas, raise questions, share draft papers, and keep informed of developments in each others' work. Join the email list and find out who is near you!


SYDNEY NETWORK

"Sydney Roundtable" is a discussion seminar series that meets every fortnight during semester and involves scholars and students from across New South Wales. Contact: Karl Maton. For a list of meetings, go to: Sydney Roundtable webpage.

"S-Club" is a weekly workshop run by Karl Maton for PhD students who take turns to discuss their ongoing work with the rest of the group.

LCT course: In semester 2 of 2011 Karl Maton gave a lecture series on LCT.  For those who attended (and others who ask nicely), audio recordings and slides are available on the Transmission page.


SOUTH AFRICAN NETWORKS

A dynamic and emerging group of scholars and students in South Africa are using LCT to address issues of concern to education in South Africa and beyond.  Three research centres that focus on higher education are particularly central: CHERTL at Rhodes University, CHED Fundani at CPUT, and CHED at UCT. Contacts:

  • Rhodes University: Sioux McKenna.
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Chris Winberg
  • University of Cape Town: Suellen Shay
  • Stellenbosch University: Cecilia Jacobs
  • UKZN:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Karl Maton is a Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, associated with CHERTL, the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning.

Events:

  • April 2016: Intensive course and talk at Stellenbosch University; meetings at CPUT; talk and meetings at Wits University.
  • Oct 2015: Workshops and Keynote by Karl Maton at Durban University of Technology.
  • June 2015: First International Legitimation Code Theory Conference, Cape Town.
  • June 2015: Morning of seminars with Karl Maton, Sherran Clarence and Steve Kirk, University of Stellenbosch.
  • Nov 2013: Doctoral training week with Karl Maton, at CPUT.
  • Oct 2013: PhD Conference on Knowledge, Curriculum and Educational Practices, Rhodes University, featuring LCT papers by Sherran Clarence, Gabi de Bie, Thandeka Mkhize, Thabile Mtombeni, Siya Sabata, and Kasturi Behari-Leak.
  • Nov 2012: The Role of Knowledge in Social Inclusion, Symposium at HELTASA 2012, Stellenbosch University, South Africa: Behari-Leak, K., McKenna, S., Mkhize, T., Mtombeni, T., Sabata, S., and Haupt, G.
  • Nov 2012: University of Cape Town - Knowledge & Curriculum in Higher Education Symposium, featuring LCT papers and Karl Maton keynote. See:http://www.chedsymposium.uct.ac.za/
  • Nov 2012: University of Cape Town - Karl Maton Workshop.
  • Oct-Nov 2012: Rhodes University - Karl Maton teaching LCT course of 7 seminars
  • Nov 2010: Rhodes University and University of Cape Town - series of seminars by Karl Maton.
  • June-July 2009: University of Cape Town - Knowledge and Curriculum in Higher Education, a two-day conference followed by a two-day Legitimation Code Theory Workshop.

Rhodes University

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (CHERTL) is Doctoral Coordinator and has organized LCT workshops and teaching, as well as supervising a number of LCT PhDs. Read all about the brilliant Rhodes University PhD programme that uses LCT:

McKenna, S. (2014) Higher education studies as a field of researchThe Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning, 9: 6–44.

Recent successful PhDs:

Clarence, S. (PhD, 2014) Enabling Cumulative Learning Through Teaching: A Legitimation Code Theory analysis of pedagogic practice in law and political science, Rhodes University, South Africa

Ellery, K. (PhD, 2016) Epistemological Access in a Science Foundation Course: A social realist perspective, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Giloi, S (2016) The Knowledge-Knower Structures Used in the Assessment of Graphic Design Practical Work in a Multi-Campus Context, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Luck, J. (PhD, 2014) Knowledge and Knowing in the Public Management and Public Administration Programmes at a Comprehensive University, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Mkhize, T. (PhD, 2015) An Analysis of the Certificate of the Theory of Accounting Knowledge and Knower Structures: A case study of professional knowledge, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Ongoing PhDs:

de Bie, G. (PhD) Disciplinary Knowledge Structures in a Human Biology Curriculum and the Possible Implications for Cumulative Learning: An analysis using Legitimation Code Theory, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Giqwa, Nomfundiso (PhD) An Investigation of Knowledge and its Circulation amongst Workers in Waste Management Workplaces: Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) case studies, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Haupt, Genevieve (PhD) An Investigation of Formal Access to the Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology across Universities in South Africa: A Legitimation Code Theory analysis, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Mistri, Gitanjali (PhD) A Social Realist Analysis of Academic Professional Development for the Integration of Digital Technologies in Higher Education, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Mtombeni, Thabi (PhD) A Social Realist Account of the Influence of Knowledge and Knower Structures in Curriculum Development Practices in the First Year Chemistry and Mathematics Curricula, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Sabata, Siyabulela (PhD) Teacher Education Pedagogic Discourse at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Siebörger, Ian (PhD) Political constellations: A systemic functional linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory analysis of media representations of South African political parties, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Jo-Anne Vorster (CHERTL) is particularly interested in the curriculum development processes of journalism and media studies, which 'face both ways', both into the academy and outward to professions.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

A growing number of scholars are using LCT to explore a range of issues in knowledge and curriculum under the guidance of Fundani CHED, led by Professor Chris Winberg.

Stellenbosch University

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information about LCT inspired work, especially concerning academic development, at Stellenbosch University.

University of Cape Town

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it explore curriculum change, and supervise a number of MA and PhD students in diverse areas of higher education.

University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

A new reading group may soon be formed. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Contact Wayne Hugo who has successfully supervised a number of PhDs using LCT. .

Aradhna Arbee recently successfully completed a PhD into the discipline of Marketing at university.

Fiona Jackson is undertaking a PhD into school English.

Pranitha Bharath is undertaking a PhD into History textbooks.


CHINESE CONTACTS

A week-long conference was held in December 2014 at the Martin Centre for Appliable Linguistics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in which LCT and SFL were discussed in a series of talks by J.R. Martin, Karl Maton, Sue Hood, David Rose, Yaegan Doran and Talia Gill.

Contacts

Professor  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ("Eddie") of Shanghai Jiao Tong University translating Knowledge and Knowers into Chinese

Professor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it of Fudan University, China is writing a book in Chinese on Knowledge and Knowers.


USA NETWORK

There are a several scholars in the USA using LCT in combination with SFL.

Contact

Associate Prof This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami


MEXICAN NETWORK

There are a number of scholars in mexico using LCT as a framework for research.

Contact

PhD student This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla


UK & SKYPE NETWORK

LCT UK Group Symposium - 2nd December 2013, Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building Room 940, City Campus. Papers by Elaine Aldred, Richard Pountney, Temi Ledinake, Gina Roach and Steve Kirk.

Group meetings have been held at regular intervals.


FRENCH NETWORK

Several scholars at the University of Provence are using LCT to address innovative topics.

Events:

  • June-July 2012: Seventh International Basil Bernstein Symposium was co-organized by Philippe Vitale and Karl Maton at MMSH, University of Provence.
  • June 2011, Aix-en-Provence: Karl Maton was Elected Visiting Professor at University of Provence.
  • June, Aix-en-Provence 2010: Seminars and supervisions with Karl Maton.
  • June 2010, Paris: Lecture by Karl Maton at Paris 8 University
  • June 2008, Aix-en-Provence: Seminars and individual research meetings with Karl Maton


IRISH NETWORK

A group of scholars centred at University College Dublin are using LCT to address issues concerning nursing education, including This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

29 June - 1st July 2011: meetings with Karl Maton to discuss research and following seminars:.

30th June, 2011 - Sociology of education beyond Bourdieu and Bernstein: Legitimation Code Theory

1st July 2011 - The heartbeat of knowledge-building: How the ‘semantic wave’ is fundamental to just about everything we do in education


SCIENCE NETWORK

A group of young scholars are exploring science and mathematics education, including Yaegan Doran, Helen Georgiou, Jing Hao and Christine Lindstrom (see PG Research page).

29 Feb 2012: Illuminating Knowledge: Exploring the nature of knowledge in the natural sciences, Legitimation Code Theory Science and Mathematics Symposium, University of Sydney. Organised by Manju Sharma, Director of the Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Sydney.


LCT CONFERENCES

July 2017: Second International Legitimation Code Theory Conference (LCTC2), University of Sydney, Australia: a five-day conference, including workshop day

June 2015: First International Legitimation Code Theory Conference (LCTC1), Cape Town, South Africa - a three-day international conference dedicated to LCT.

Dec 2014: International Conference on Appliable Linguistics and Academic Discourse, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, December, talks using LCT by J. R. Martin (3), Karl Maton (4), Sue Hood (2), David Rose (4), Talia Gill (2) and Yaegan Doran (2).

June 2014: Curriculum Conversations Symposium, CHED, University of Cape Town, talks by: Aditi Hunma, Diane Steyn, Roisin Kelly-Laubscher, Kathy Luckett, and Suellen Shay.

Dec 2013: LCT UK Group Symposium, Sheffield Hallam University, papers by: Elaine Aldred, Richard Pountney, Temi Ledinake, Gina Roach and Steve Kirk.

Nov 2013: Curriculum Design for Vocational and Professional Pathways: Enabling epistemic access and progression, Symposium at HELTASA 2013, UniSA, papers by: Suellen Shay, Linda Halliday, Anthea Pinto, and Diane Steyn.

Nov 2012: The Role of Knowledge in Social Inclusion, Symposium at HELTASA 2012, Stellenbosch University, South Africa: Behari-Leak, K., McKenna, S., Mkhize, T., Mtombeni, T., Sabata, S., and Haupt, G.

Sept 2012: Explicating Critical Thinking in Higher Education Pedagogy, Symposium at European Conference on Educational Research, Cadiz: Mac Ruairc, G., O’Connor, T., Ahern, A. and McNamara, M.

July 2012: "Power Pedagogy: Resourcing teachers for building knowledge", Colloquium at 39th International Systemic Functional Congress, UTS, Sydney, July, featuring J.R. Martin, Karl Maton, Erika Matruglio and Lucy Macnaught.

Feb 2012: Illuminating Knowledge: Exploring the nature of knowledge in the natural sciences, 1st Biennial Legitimation Code Theory Science and Mathematics Symposium, University of Sydney, featuring Karl Maton, Christine Lindstrom, Helen Georgiou, Yaegan Doran and Jing Hao.

Dec 2008: Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Language: An international symposium, University of Sydney. Brought together LCT and SFL. Led to: Christie, F. & Maton, K. (eds) (2011) Disciplinarity: Functional linguistic and sociological perspectives (Continuum).

July 2008: Social Realism in Education International Colloquium, University of Cambridge. Organised by Karl Maton and Rob Moore. Led to: Maton, K. & Moore, R. (eds) (2010) Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education (Continuum).


INTENSIVE TEACHING COURSES

Karl Maton conducts week-long intensive teaching courses in LCT, comprising a series of lectures or seminars and individual supervisions. The 2011 lecture course and 2012 Pre-ISFC39 Institute are available for download from the 'LCT Lectures' page.

Recent and forthcoming events include:

  • Apr 2016 - Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Oct 2015 - Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Dec 2014 - Shanghai, China
  • Oct-Nov 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa
  • April 2014 - Mendoza, Argentina.
  • Nov 2013 - Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.
  • Oct 2012 - Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • July 2012 - University of Sydney, Australia.
  • July-Nov 2011 - University of Sydney, Australia.
  • June 2011 - University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • June 2011 - University of Provence, France.
  • Nov 2010 - Rhodes University and University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • July 2009 - University of Cape Town, South Africa
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:45