Department of Education

Sonia Khan

DPhil Student

College Affiliation: Brasenose College

Sonia is a DPhil (PhD) student at the Department of Education, Oxford, focusing on teacher expertise.

Her research aims to investigate how expert teachers do what they do from within the boundary of teachers’ classroom teaching and learning experiences from a sociocultural perspective, which holds that learning is founded within participation in social and cultural practices. She has derived from both the psychological and sociological fields, from the works of Vygotsky and Bernstein.

She holds a degree in Master of Education with specialisation in Curriculum and Teaching from National Institute of Education (NIE), National Technological University, Singapore; Master of Philosophy in English from Kurukshetra University, India.

She is a former Middle and High School English Teacher in international schools in Singapore, and a Post Graduate Teacher of English in public schools in New Delhi, India. She has received a Senior Hulme Scholarship consecutively for two years 2016-17 from Brasenose College for exceptional academic performance.

Publications

Khan, S. (2016). Five brooks one purpose. In Y. Fang, A. M. Nandy, D. Liew, H.M. Sun, S.P. Tan, & S. Khan (Eds.)., Singapore Teachers: Narratives of Care, Hope and Commitment. Singapore: World Scientific.

Edited Book
Fang, Y., Nandy, A. M., Liew, D., Sun, H. M., Tan, S. P., & Khan, S. (Eds.). (2016). Singapore Teachers: Narratives of Care, Hope and Commitment. Singapore: World Scientific.

Thesis

Learning from classroom experiences: A sociocultural analysis of teacher expertise

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