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- DescriptionWe live in 'kwledge societies' and work in 'kwledge ecomies', but accounts of social change treat kwledge as homogeneous and neutral. While kwledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of kwing and condemns studies of kwledge as essentialist. This book unfolds a sophisticated theoretical framework for analysing kwledge practices: Legitimation Code Theory or 'LCT'. By extending and integrating the influential approaches of Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein, LCT offers a practical means for overcoming kwledge-blindness without succumbing to essentialism or relativism. Through detailed studies of pressing issues in education, the book sets out the multi-dimensional conceptual toolkit of LCT and shows how it can be used in research. Chapters introduce concepts by exploring topics across the disciplinary and institutional maps of education: -how to enable cumulative learning at school and university -the unfounded popularity of 'student-centred learning' and constructivism -the rise and demise of British cultural studies in higher education -the positive role of cans -proclaimed 'revolutions' in social science -the 'two cultures' debate between science and humanities -how to build cumulative kwledge in research -the unpopularity of school Music -how current debates in ecomics and physics are creating major schisms in those fields. LCT is a rapidly growing approach to the study of education, kwledge and practice, and this landmark book is the first to systematically set out key aspects of this theory. It offers an explanatory framework for empirical research, applicable to a wide range of practices and social fields, and will be essential reading for all serious students and scholars of education and sociology.
- Author BiographyKarl Maton is Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia, and Honorary Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa.
- Author(s)Karl Maton
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/02/2015
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note32 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables, 32 black & white line drawings
- Weight362 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
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