Adrian worked as a primary teacher and leader for a number of years in Lancashire before returning as a lecturer at St Martin's College (now University of Cumbria) where he trained.
Qualifications and memberships
MA Education, Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Academic and research interests
Creative approaches to teaching writing Teacher-in-role and drama as a scaffold for learning The role of talk in learning Learning Partnerships and Communities of Practice,
Adrian is currently studying for a PhD involving creative thinking and children's writing
Copping, A. (2016). Being Creative in Primary English. London. Sage.
Copping, A. (2016). Exploring connections between creative thinking and higher attaining writing. Education 3-13. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03004279.2016.1250801
Copping, A. (2015). A Murder Mystery. In Waugh, D, Bushnell, A. and Neaum, S. (2015). Beyond Early Writing. Northwich. Critical Publishing
Copping, A, (2015) Curriculum Approaches Hansen, A (ed) (2011). Primary Professional Studies. Exeter 3rd edition. Learning Matters.
Copping, A. (2014). 'Put it there, Partner!' A Case Study of an organic partnership with a school. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal. Vol 6(2) pages 25-35. Available at https://ojs.cumbria.ac.uk/index.php/TEAN/article/viewFile/191/310
Copping, A. (2012). A case study evaluating the experience of a tutor co-teaching with students on a teacher education placement. Practitioner Research in Higher Education. 6 (2) Pp. 69-82. [online]. Available at: https://ojs.cumbria.ac.uk/index.php/prhe/issue/view/32/showToc
Copping, A. (2012). Reflective Learning and Teaching Opportunities. In Hansen, A. (2012) ed. Reflective Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools. Exeter. Learning Matters.
Copping, A. (2011) 'Curriculum Approaches' in Hansen, A (ed) (2011). Primary Professional Studies. Exeter. Learning Matters.
Recent external roles
2009-2013 - PGCE External Examiner - University of East London
2013-2015 - External Examiner PGCE and UG - Sheffield Hallam University
2017 - 2020 - External Examiner - PgCE Primary - University of Derby