Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Pedagogies for knowledge building


19 November 2014

Join us on November 19, for the final CoCo Seminar of the year, co-presented by Associate Professor Karl Maton and Dr Sarah Howard.

To succeed in today’s knowledge society, young people need to quickly grasp the organising principles for building different forms of knowledge. The interdisciplinary project we have been conducting explores how teachers marshall the resources of modern classrooms to apprentice students into subject-specific principles for knowledge-building in science and history.

In this presentation we will be looking at video samples from the classroom to see how we are attempting to observe, identify and analyse knowledge building, and a few of our early findings in the project. So far, results have implications for the role of digital resources in teaching, integration of general capabilities and cross-curricular teaching.

This seminar will be available live online at

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm
  • Where:

    Education Building A35
    Room 230

  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 2 9351 2612

  • More info: Arrive at 10.45am for refreshments
  • Speakers:

    Dr Karl Maton is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, at The University of Sydney. He is the principle author of Legitimation Code Theory, a framework for the study of social fields of practice. Dr Maton's interests are focused on questions of knowledge and society, and how different disciplines build new knowledge and change over time.

    Dr Sarah Howard is a senior lecturer in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education, at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests focus on technology-related educational change and teachers’ practice. Specifically, Dr Howard conducts researchinto how teachers understand and negotiate technology integration within their school and subject-area cultures.

Pedagogies for knowledge building


Education Building A35
Room 230


19 November 2014

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