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Knight, Simon and Mercer, Neil (2016). Collaborative Epistemic Discourse in Classroom Information Seeking Tasks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education file


Knight, Simon and Mercer, Neil (2015). The role of exploratory talk in classroom search engine tasks. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 24(3) pp. 303–319. file


Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2013). Interthinking: Putting Talk to Work. London: Routledge.

Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2013). Educational dialogues. In: Hall, Kathy; Cremin, Teresa; Comber, Barbara and Moll, Luis C. eds. International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning and Culture. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 291–303.


Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2012). Communication, collaboration and creativity: how musicians negotiate a collective ‘sound’. In: Hargreaves, David; Miell, Dorothy and Macdonald, Ray eds. Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 233–241.


Mercer, Neil; Gillen, Julia; Kleine Staarman, Judith; Littleton, Karen and Twiner, Alison (2011). Interactive whiteboards: does new technology transform teaching? In: Ludvigsen, Sten R.; Lund, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ingvill and Säljö, Roger eds. Learning across sites: new tools, infrastructures and practices. London: Routledge, pp. 346–363.


Littleton, K. and Mercer, N. (2009). Communication, collaboration and creativity: how musicians negotiate a collective 'sound'. In: European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction Conference, Aug 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2008). Educational technology from a sociocultural perspective: the case of the Interactive Whiteboard. In: ISCAR, 8-13 Sep 2008, San Diego, USA.


Gillen, Julia; Kleine Staarman, Judith; Littleton, Karen; Mercer, Neil and Twiner, Alison (2007). A “learning revolution”? Investigating pedagogic practices around interactive whiteboards in British Primary classrooms. Learning, Media and Technology, 32(3) pp. 243–256. file

Twiner, Alison; Gillen, Julia; Kleine Staarman, Judith; Littleton, Karen and Mercer, Neil (2007). Orchestration with the interactive whiteboard: provisionality and permanence. In: ALT-C 2007: Beyond Control: Association of Learning Technologies Conference, 4-6 Sep 2007, Nottingham, UK.

Littleton, Karen; Twiner, Alison; Gillen, Julia; Kleine Staarman, Judith and Mercer, Neil (2007). Orchestration with the Interactive Whiteboard. In: Developing Potentials for Learning 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, 28 Aug - 1 Sep 2007, University of Szeged, Budapest. file

Mercer, Neil and Littleton, Karen (2007). Dialogue and the development of children's thinking: a sociocultural approach. London, UK: Routledge.

Mercer, Neil; Swann, Joan and Mayor, Barbara eds. (2007). Learning English. London, UK: Routledge.

Maybin, Janet; Mercer, Neil and Hewings, Ann eds. (2007). Using English. London, UK: Routledge.


Mercer, Neil; Gillen, Julia; Littleton, Karen and Kleine Staarman, Judith (2006). A learning revolution? Investigating the pedagogic practice around interactive whiteboards in British pprimary schools. In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Apr 2006, San Francisco.


Wegerif, Rupert; Littleton, Karen; Dawes, Lyn; Mercer, Neil and Rowe, Denise (2004). Widening access to educational opportunities through teaching children how to reason together. Westminster Studies in Education, 27(2) pp. 143–156.

Mercer, Neil; Dawes, Lyn; Wegerif, Roger and Sams, Claire (2004). Reasoning as a scientist: ways of helping children to use language to learn science. British Educational Research Journal, 30(3) 359 -377.


Mercer, Neil; Fernandez, Manuel; Dawes, Lyn; Wegerif, Rupert and Sams, Claire (2003). Talk about texts: using ICT to develop children’s oral and literate abilities. Reading, 37(2) pp. 81–89.

Goodman, Sharon; Lillis, Theresa; Maybin, Janet and Mercer, Neil (2003). Language, literacy and education: A reader. Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books in association with The Open University.


Mercer, Neil (2002). Developing dialogues. In: Wells, Gordon and Claxton, Guy eds. Learning for life in the 21st century. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp. 141–153.

Mercer, Neil (2002). Diversity and commonality in the analysis of talk. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 11(2/3) pp. 369–371.


Mercer, Neil (2001). Spoken language in the classroom. In: Mesthrie, Rajend ed. The Concise encyclopedia of sociolinguistics. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (9). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Pergamon, pp. 749–752.

Mercer, Neil and Dawes, Lyn (2001). Dialogues for teaching and learning. In: Banks, Frank and Shelton Mayes, A eds. Early professional development for teachers. London: David Fulton in association with the Open University, pp. 142–158.

Fernandez, Manuel; Wergerif, R.; Mercer, Neil and Rojas-Drummond, Sylvia (2001). Re-conceptualising 'scaffolding' and the Zone of Proximal Development in the context of symmetrical collaborative learning. Journal of Classroom Interaction, 36(2) pp. 40–54.

Selwyn, Neil; Dawes, Lyn and Mercer, Neil (2001). Promoting Mr. 'Chips': the construction of the teacher/computer relationship in educational advertising. Teaching and Teacher Education, 17(1) pp. 3–14.

Rojas-Drummond, S.; Mercer, N. and Dabrowksi, E. (2001). Collaboration, scaffolding and the promotion of problem-solving strategies in Mexican pre-schoolers. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 16(2) pp. 179–196.


Jones, Ann and Mercer, Neil (1993). Theories of learning and their implications. In: Scrimshaw, Peter ed. Language, Classrooms and Computers. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 11–28.


Maybin, Janet; Mercer, Neil and Stierer, Barry (1992). 'Scaffolding': learning in the classroom. In: Norman, Kate ed. Thinking Voices: The work of the National Oracy Project. London: Hodder & Stoughton, pp. 186–195.


Maybin, Janet; Edwards, Derek and Mercer, Neil (1988). Putting the context into oracy: The construction of shared knowledge through classroom discourse. In: Maclure, M; Phillips, T and Wilkinson, A eds. Oracy Matters. English language and education series. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, pp. 122–134.


Maybin, Janet and Mercer, Neil (1981). Community, language and education. In: Mercer, Neil ed. Language in School and Community. London: Edward Arnold, pp. 77–89.

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