Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) first emerged as a framework for the study of knowledge and education and is now being used to analyse a growing range of practices across diverse social fields, including education, law, politics, art, and public understanding of science.
LCT builds most explicitly on the ideas of Basil Bernstein and Pierre Bourdieu but integrates insights from a range of sociological theories, as well as from systemic functional linguistics, philosophy, literary criticism, physics, cultural studies, anthropology, and other disciplines.
This website includes papers setting out key concepts of LCT, publications from projects and PhD theses enacting these ideas in studies of a wide range of issues, and information on discussion groups, seminars and conferences.
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3–7 July, 2017: University of Sydney, Australia
- day of workshops on using LCT in research, curriculum design and pedagogic practice
- three days of talks and discussions
- day of workshops on publishing, embedding ideas in practice and data analysis
No registration fee: workshops, conference, beverages and lunches are FREE
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KNOWLEDGE & KNOWERS
Read reviews of Knowledge & Knowers on the Framework page.