20082020

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Personal profile

Biography

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. She works predominantly with pre-service and in-service science teachers and her research interests include; considering how science teachers and science teacher educators develop pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge throughout their career, improving the quality of science teaching to increase student engagement and working with teachers on promoting values in their science teaching in an effort to better understand the development of scientific literacy with students. Rebecca was co-editor of the book, Repositioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Science, a culmination of years of work with international colleagues. Rebecca has worked with other lecturers at Monash to better understand and develop their teaching (School of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine) and has established and maintained partnerships between the Faculty of Education and many secondary schools in Victoria, and around the world, to provide richer experiences for preservice teachers and their mentor teachers while on placement, and she continues to be inspired by the amazing work that so many teachers do to support students learning. Prior to working at Monash University, Rebecca taught Physics, Science, and Mathematics in secondary schools for many years.

Research interests

  • Pedagogy in Science Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Development of Teacher Knowledge
  • Science Education

Research area keywords

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

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Projects

Research Output

Exploring values of science through classroom practice

Cooper, R. & Loughran, J., 2020, Values in Science Education: The Shifting Sands. Corrigan, D., Buntting, C., Fitzgerald, A. & Jones, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 49-65 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Teacher noticing in science education: do you see what I see?

Chan, K. K. H., Xu, L., Cooper, R., Berry, A. & van Driel, J. H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Science Education. 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Developing research on PCK as a community

Cooper, R. & van Driel, J., 28 Jan 2019, Repositioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Science. Hume, A., Cooper, R. & Borowski, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 301-313 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Foreword

Loughran, J. J. & Cooper, R., 2019, Repositioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Science. Hume, A., Cooper, R. & Borowski, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. v-vii 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Prizes

Best paper award 2nd International STEM in Education Conference

Cooper, Rebecca (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Jeff Northfield Memorial Award for Excellence in Teacher Research

Cooper, Rebecca (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 4 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 2 Appointments or secondments to industry
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Monash Childcare Centres Annual Staff Conference

Rebecca Cooper (Keynote/plenary speaker)

21 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

UnPaCKing Teachers knowledge: research traditions and trajectories from PCK and TPACK

John Loughran (Contributor), , Jan van Driel (Contributor), , Judith Harris (Contributor), , Amanda Berry (Contributor), , Michael Phillips (Contributor), & Rebecca Cooper (Contributor)

16 Nov 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Implementing flipped classrooms; evaluating staff and student perceptions and the effect on learning outcomes

Sharon Flecknoe (Contributor), , Kirsten Schliephake (Contributor), , Rebecca Cooper (Contributor), & Kate Carroll (Contributor)

Nov 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Victorian Institute of Teaching (External organisation)

Rebecca Cooper (Advisor)

24 Jun 2016 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsAppointments or secondments to industry

Hong Kong University Seminar from Visiting Scholar

Rebecca Cooper (Invited speaker), & Stephen Russell Keast (Invited speaker)

1 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Five ways teachers can encourage girls in STEM

Rebecca Cooper

5/03/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Team Teaching

Rebecca Cooper & Stephen Russell Keast

12/11/15

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts