Pedagogising Knowledge: Bernstein’s Theory of the Pedagogic Device
Singh, Parlo (2002) Pedagogising Knowledge: Bernstein’s Theory of the Pedagogic Device. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23(4), pp. 571-582.
This paper explores one component of Basil Bernstein’s complex theoretical framework dealing with the conversion or translation of knowledge into pedagogic communication. The pedagogic device is described by Bernstein as the ensemble of rules or procedures via which knowledge is converted into classroom talk, curricula and online communication. It is argued that Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device provides researchers with explicit criteria/rules to describe the macro and micro structuring of knowledge, and in particular the generative relations of power and control constituting knowledge. The paper elaborates on the components of the pedagogic device and provides examples of empirical studies utilising this theoretical framework.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Bernstein, pedagogy, sociology of knowledge|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in British Journal of Sociology of Education 23(4):pp. 571-582.|
|Deposited On:||05 Jul 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:26|
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