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Dr. Rebecca Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. She works with pre-service and in-service science teachers and her research interests include: considering how science teachers and science teacher educators develop pedagogical knowledge throughout their careers and articulating the practice and professional learning of highly accomplished teachers. Rebecca is President of the Australasian Science Education Research Association and a panel chair for initial teacher education course accreditation for the Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute for School Leadership. Prior to working in academia, Rebecca taught Physics, Science, and Mathematics from years 7 – 12.

Research interests

  • Pedagogy in Science Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Development of Teacher Knowledge
  • Professional learning
  • Science Education
  • Initial Teacher Education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research area keywords

  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Teacher Knowledge
  • Science Education
  • Teacher Education

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