Facts & figures
- 74 Associate members from 48 universities in 19 countries
- 56 Postgraduate associate members from 39 universities in 14 countries
Facts & figures
Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) is a framework for analysing and shaping knowledge practices to advance social justice and knowledge-building. LCT concepts reveal the ‘rules of the game’ shaping arenas of social life, such as education. Making these ‘legitimation codes’ visible enables the rules of the game to be taught and learned, or changed. LCT also reveals how different codes enable or constrain knowledge-building.
The social impact of LCT is growing rapidly. In education, LCT is changing university teaching in South Africa and Scandinavia, transforming teacher training in Australia, the United States and South Africa, and shaping curriculum in numerous countries. Outside education, LCT is used in counselling criminals in China, changing the culture of the armed forces, in private dance studios and music companies, and many other contexts.
The multidisciplinary and international field of LCT is fast expanding. The LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building was created to be the world leader in developing new ideas in LCT and support this high-impact community. The centre has a hub-and-spokes model:
The LCT Centre is partnering with other centres of research and practice. If your centre, department or institute is interested in partnering with the LCT Centre, please contact us directly.
SMART Infrastructure Facility brings together experts from fields such as transport, water, energy, economics and modelling and simulation and provides a state-of-the-art facility to support applied infrastructure research. SMART is collaborating with the LCT Centre on an ambitious plan to translate LCT concepts into learning algorithms that will enable analysis of text at scale, as a first step towards providing feedback on knowledge-building. Key to this collaboration is Dr Sarah K Howard (IAB Member at the LCT Centre).
Early Start combines research, teaching and community engagement in the earliest years of life to help children flourish and realise their potential, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds and living in regional, rural, remote communities. The LCT Centre is collaborating with Dr Sarah K Howard and Dr Elizabeth Duursma on a pilot study of child-carer interactions while reading childrens books. This is co-funded by the University of Wollongong, and the LCT Centre, with the support of industry partner, PiSCEAN Publishers.
The Martin Centre is an internationally oriented research institute focused on applying systemic functional linguistics. The LCT Centre is collaborating with the Martin Centre on:
The LCT Centre is partnering with WSOE to organise the Third International LCT Conference, to be held in Johannesburg, 1–5 July, 2019. The co-organisers are Deputy Head of WSOE (and IAB Member of the LCT Centre) Associate Professor Lee Ruznyak, and Professor Karl Maton (Director of LCT Centre and Visiting Professor at WSOE).
The LCT Centre has a longstanding collaboration with the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) and the Centre for Postgraduate Studies in running intensive courses in LCT for postgraduates and developing a new generation of leaders in South African higher education studies. Key to this partnership are IAB members Professor Sioux McKenna and Professor Chrissie Boughey.