Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Coach Education

  • Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • Concurrent Teacher Education Program Coordinator
  • Practica course Coordinator
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Dave

Academic Training

1975 Certificate of Education, University of Bristol, England
1976 Bachelor of Education, University of Bristol, England
1996 MSc (Exercise Sciences), University of Toronto

Research Interests

Sport Coach Education – National Coaching Certification Program Facilitator
Athlete Centred Coaching
Teaching/Coaching Pedagogy using Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), Play Practice and Game Sense
Health and Physical Education Teacher preparation in Ontario
Cricket and the History of Cricket in Canada
Soccer – Global and in Canada
Squash - Global and in Canada

Selected Publications

"Teaching the Pedagogy of Games Play to Future Physical Education Teachers” Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Volume 87, Supplement 1, July 2016

Canadians Declare “It Isn’t Cricket”: A Century of Rejection of the Imperial Game, 1860-1960, Journal of Sport History 26, no.1 1999

Professional Memberships

Ontario College of Teachers
Ontario Coaches Association