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The enigma machine: How legitimation code theory is helping achievement in education

When: Thursday, 01 March 2018 - Thursday, 01 March 2018
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Staff Room, Bohlahleng Block
Start time:13:15


The Wits School of Education hosts a lecture by Professor Karl Maton from the University of Sydney.

Maton is the Director of the Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) Centre for Knowledge-Building at the University of Sydney

Education brings together different knowledges and diverse students in a large number of possible combinations. Cracking the codes of success at any particular level, discipline, kind of assignment, etc. is a tough task for which some students are better prepared by their backgrounds than others. LCT reveals the organising principles of the diverse knowledge practices in which students must become adept to succeed. The lecture will demonstrate how teaching can use ideas from LCT to empower students by revealing the bases for achievement in different subject areas.

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