Professor, Director, LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building, University of Sydney, University of Sydney

Karl Maton is Professor of Sociology and Director of the LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building at the University of Sydney. Karl is the creator of Legitimation Code Theory (LCT), which is being widely used in sociology, education, and linguistics (see: http://www. legitimationcodetheory.com). Karl’s book, Knowledge and Knowers: Towards a realist sociology of education, was published by Routledge in 2014; the sequel "Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory" was published by Routledge in 2016.

Experience

  • 2007–present
    Professor, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Cambridge, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    Understanding Academic Discourse: Systemic functional linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory, Higher Education Press
  • 2017
    Sociology: Themes and perspectives, Pearson
  • 2016
    Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory, Routledge
  • 2014
    Knowledge and Knowers: Towards a realist sociology of education, Routledge
  • 2011
    Disciplinarity: Functional linguistic and sociological perspectives,
  • 2010
    Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education: Coalitions of the mind,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Investigating the Dynamics of Digital Inclusion
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2013
    Pedagogies for knowledge-building
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2009
    Disciplinarity, Knowledge and Schooling
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2009
    Living and Learning in a Knowledge Society
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2006
    Educating the Net Generation
    Role:
    CI
    Funding Source:
    Office of Teaching and Learning

Research Areas

  • Sociology Of Education (160809)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Education (13)
  • Sociology (1608)