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Jones, J. & Ellis, V. (2019) ‘Teacher Development: Simple and complex views’, in Lampert, J. ed. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education; available at

Ellis, V. & Maguire, M. (2018) ‘Teacher education pedagogies based on critical approaches: Learning to challenge and change prevailing educational practices’, in Clandinin, D.J. & Husu, J. eds. The Sage Handbook of Research on Teacher Education (Chapter 34). London: Sage.

Ellis, V. & McNicholl, J. (2015) ‘Chapter 6: Public universities and the profession of teaching: Toward an agenda for transformation‘, in Ellis, V. & McNicholl, J. Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the academic work, London & New York: Bloomsbury.

Ellis, V. (2014) ‘English as a Subject’, in Street, B. & Leung, B. eds. The Routledge Companion to English Studies, London & New York: Routledge.

Ellis, V. (2013) ‘Professional creativity: Towards a collaborative community of teaching’, in Sannino, A. & Ellis, V. (Eds.) Learning and Collective Creativity: Activity-theoretical and sociocultural studies, London & New York: Routledge.

Ellis, V., Edwards, A. & Smagorinsky, P. (2010) ‘Chapter 1: Introduction’, in Ellis, V., Edwards, A. & Smagorinsky, P. ed. Cultural-Historical Perspectives on Teacher Education and Development: Learning Teaching, London & New York: Routledge.

Ellis, V. (2007) ‘Chapter 2: Working on and being worked on: developing knowledge in practice’, from my Subject Knowledge and Teacher Education: The Development of Beginning Teachers’ Thinking, London & New York: Continuum.