John Yandell is a keynote presenter at the 2019 AATE National Conference, 'My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice', organised by VATE - the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

John Yandell taught in inner London secondary schools for twenty years before moving to the Institute of Education, University College London, where he has worked since 2003.

As a teacher and a teacher educator, he has written extensively on policy and pedagogy, curriculum and assessment, particularly in relation to English as a school subject. He has a longstanding interest in school students as active and collaborative makers of meaning, and a commitment to investigating and representing classrooms as complex sites of cultural production.

He is the editor of the journal, Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education and the author of The Social Construction of Meaning: reading literature in urban English classrooms (Routledge, 2013). Other recent publications include Rethinking Education: whose knowledge is it anyway? (with Adam Unwin, New Internationalist, 2016), and Critical Practice in Teacher Education: a study of professional learning, which he co-edited with Ruth Heilbronn.