Dr. Rebecca Cooper

Dr. Rebecca Cooper

Title:

Professor of Education

 

Undergraduate Education:

Allegheny College – B.S. Biology

 

Graduate Education:

Florida International University – M.S.

University of Florida – M.Ed.

University of Florida – Ph.D.

 

Subject Areas Taught at Brenau:

Science content and methods courses

 

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning in which students build their own knowledge based on their experiences. I provide my students with a variety of ways to experience the content. They read about it, watch videos, search for articles, have group discussions, complete simulations, and answer questions. In my classes, students not only learn from the information, interactions, and experiences that I provide, but they learn from the information, interactions, and experiences that their peers provide as well. This is an enriching experience as most of my classes are made up of students with a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.

 

Academic and Research Interests:

Students attitudes toward science

Online teaching and learning

 

Academic Affiliation and Leadership Positions Held

Georgia Academy of Science, Science Education Chair, Science Education Councilor, and Councilor at Large

Member of the review board for the Georgia Journal of Science

Reviewer for the NSTA Journal Science Scope

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