Tim Hopper

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Dr. Tim Hopper is an associate professor and faculty member in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria in British Columbia. He received his Masters and PhD from the University of Alberta. Dr Hopper’s scholarly work focuses on PE teacher education, in particular, conceptual approaches to teaching and learning. Dr Hopper has taught at all levels of the school curriculum. He maintains links with local schools through an approach known as school integrated teacher education (SITE) where, observed and assisted by pre-service teachers, he teaches PE to classes of children with the eventual goal of the pre-service teachers taking over the teaching process. With Dr Kathy Sanford he has just completed a three-year study examining the development of a program-wide electronic portfolio process, where drawing on complexity theory, they are examining the influence of ePortfolios on pre-service teachers’ learning and program renewal.

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