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, Associate fellow of the OU Centre for Literacy and Social Justice, Professional Affiliate of the Chartered College of Teaching
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
Elton-Chalcraft, S. Copping, A. Mills, K. & Todd, I. (2018) Developing research-informed practice in initial teacher education through school-university partnering, Professional Development in Education, DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2018.1550100
Copping, A. (2018). Curriculum Approaches. In Hansen, A. (ed). Primary Professional Studies. 4th Eds'n. Exeter. Learning Matters
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. (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
Recent external roles
2009-2013 - PGCE External Examiner - University of East London
2013-2015 - External Examiner PGCE and UG - Sheffield Hallam University
2017 - 2021 - External Examiner - PGCE Primary - University of Derby