Linda Cooper

Head of Education Studies

Linda Cooper


Linda is programme coordinator for the family of Education Studies degree courses which includes BA (Hons) Education, BA (Hons) Education with Special Needs and Disability, BA (Hons) Education and Mathematics, BA (Hons) Education with Integrated Foundation Year and BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology.  She also teaches primary history across all the undergraduate ITT courses.


Before commencing her post at Chichester University, Linda was a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Portsmouth University and a member of the  teacher training team at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Prior to her work in higher education she was a teacher and ICT Coordinator in West Sussex.


Linda has a range of publications in the educational field. Her most recent include:

  • Cooper, L. (2020) Smooth Transitions between Key Stage 2 and 3. Primary History Spring 84
  • Cooper, L. (2019)  Chief Editor. Primary History. Summer Issue 82
  • Cooper, L (2019) My Favourite Place in History. In Primary History Winter 81
  • Cooper, L., & Wilkinson, D. (2019) Why Enquiry Still Matters. In Carden, C. Primary Teaching. London: Sage
  • Cooper, L., Glenard., J Mohabir, S., Short., J and Surman, G.(2016) Our Iron Age Challenge. In Primary History Journal Summer 2016.
  • Cooper, L.& Barber, D. (2012) New Web Tools in the Primary Classroom. London: Routledge.
  • Cooper, L, (2012). Children and Young People. In Knowles, G. & Lander, V. (Eds). Thinking Through Ethics and Values in Primary Education. Exeter: Learning Matters.


Linda has a passion for history teaching and learning. She is a current member of the editorial board for the Primary History Journal for the Historical Association.

Linda also has an interest in the creative use of technology in the primary classroom. Her PhD thesis focused on opportunities for collaborative and creative talk using an immersive learning environment.

Other department members

Phil Jobling
Head of Secondary Initial Teacher Education
Caroline Rickard
Associate Link Tutor
Francisco Melara-Gutierrrez
Francisco Melara Gutierrez
International Short Programme Unit Coordinator

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