Dr Ian Thompson

  • The construction of English as a school subject, with particular reference to the teaching of reading and writing.
  • Social justice and English education.
  • Teacher education and development, informed by sociocultural and activity theory.

MSc Learning and Teaching

Advanced and Specialist Courses in Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and Sociocultural Theory (DPhil): Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research

My Department of Education web page

Research Centre: Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research


  • A Social Network Analysis of School Advice-Seeking Patterns to Support Vulnerable Learners: A Critical Methodological Account

  • After Warnock: The effects of perverse incentives in policies in England for students with special educational need

  • Challenging Beginning Teachers’ Misconceptions of the Effects of Poverty on Educational Attainment in an Initial Teacher Education Programme in England.

  • Double Stimulation for Reluctant Readers: a Literature Circle Intervention in a Secondary English Classroom.

  • Factors associated with high and low levels of school exclusions: comparing the English and wider UK experience.

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