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Biography

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. She works predominantly with preservice and inservice 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 has also worked with other lecturers at Monash to better understand and develop their teaching (School of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine) and has recently been part of program for aspiring Principals in government schools in Victoria to unlock their potential. She has established and maintained partnerships between the Faculty of Education and many secondary schools in Victoria to provide richer experiences for preservice teachers and their mentor teachers while on placement, and she continues to be inspired by the great 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

Keywords

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

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Developing research on PCK as a community

Cooper, R. & van Driel, J., 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.

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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.

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Repositioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Science

Hume, A. (ed.), Cooper, R. (ed.) & Borowski, A. (ed.), 2019, 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer. 329 p.

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Vignettes illustrating practitioners’ and researchers’ applications of the Refined Consensus model of pedagogical content knowledge

Carlson, J., Cooper, R., Daehler, K. R., Friedrichsen, P. J., Heller, J. I., Kirschner, S., Elliott, N. L., Marangio, K. & Wong, N., 2019, Repositioning Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Science. Hume, A., Cooper, R. & Borowski, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 93-116 23 p.

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Innovation 1- Contemporary mathematics and science integrated into PSTs' units of study

Corrigan, D., Lancaster, G., Cooper, R., Do, N., Burke, J. & Twist, K-A., Sep 2018, Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teaching and Learning. Dinham, S., Tytler, R., Corrigan, D. & Hoxley, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Camberwell Vic Australia: ACER Press, p. 45-60 16 p.

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