Bridget Cooper


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University of Sunderland

Role of ICT in learning, Quality of teaching and learning for all students, OFSTED inspection regime

Bridget Cooper has researched and taught in various Higher Education institutions since 1995: the Open University, Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University and now Sunderland where she was Director of the Centre for Pedagogy until April 2016, a research centre which embraces a wide range of research into teaching and learning. She is now Emeritus professor of Education in the same department. Previously she taught a range of subjects and ages in primary and secondary schools and in adult education and worked as an advisory teacher on a project to raise achievement for Bangladeshi and Afro-Caribbean students.

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  1. Cooper, Bridget (2003) Entering the Child's Inner World: increasing empathy in teaching and learning. Antidote news letter.
  2. Cooper, Bridget (2002) Teachers as moral models: the role of empathy in the relationships between teachers and their pupils. Doctoral thesis, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  3. Cooper, Bridget and Brna, Paul (2002) Designing for Interaction – Creating and Evaluating an empathic ambience in Computer Integrated Learning Environments. In: Socially Intelligent Agents - creating relationships with computers and robots. Kluwer, Massachussetts, USA & Dortrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 189-196. ISBN 978-0-306-47373-9
  4. Cooper, Bridget and Brna, Paul (2002) Supporting high quality interaction and motivation in the classroom using ICT: the social and emotional learning and engagement in the NIMIS project. Education, Communication and Information, 2 (2/3). pp. 113-138. ISSN 1463-631X
  5. Cooper, Bridget and Brna, Paul (2003) Engaging emotions, and building relationships and learning with ICT and the whole child. In: CAL ’03 “21st Century Learning”, 8-10 Apr 2003, Queens College Belfast.
  6. Cooper, Bridget (2003) Agony and ecstasy in teacher learning with ICT- the Ripple Project: Assessing the whole school impact of installing two high quality ICT integrated classrooms in a primary school. In: BECTA Research Conference, 10 Mar 2003, London.
  7. Cooper, Bridget (2003) Modelling immorality: the effects of class size and a fragmented curriculum. In: Tenth International Conference on Education Spirituality and the Whole Child, 26-28 Jun 2003, University of Surrey, Roehampton, London.
  8. Cooper, Bridget (2003) Emotion and relationships at the heart of learning with ICT - for children and teachers: The Ripple Project. In: British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) Annual Conference, 13 Jun 2003, Coventry.
  9. Cooper, Bridget and Brna, Paul (2003) Learning to love ICT in teaching and learning: the significance of staff and student esteem. In: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), 25-30 Aug 2003, Padua. Italy.
  10. Cooper, Bridget (2003) Affective issues in teacher learning and the spread of good practice in ICT: The Ripple Project. In: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference: BERA 2003, 10-13th Sep 2003, Herriott Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.