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James L. Cooper, Ph.D.

Title: Professor, Division of Education

Department: Division of Graduate Education

Office: SOE 1474
Phone Extension: x3961
Email Username: jcooper

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Books



 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Cooper, J. A bakerís dozen strategies to foster student engagement. ( 2006, December) Exchanges (electronic journal of the California State University System).  
  • Cooper, J., & Robinson, P. (1998). Small-group instruction in science, mathematics, engineering and technology: A discipline status report and a teaching agenda for the future. Journal of College Science Teaching, 27, 383-387.    
  •  Matthews, R. S., Cooper, J. L., Davidson, N., & Hawkes, P. (1995, July/August). Building bridges between cooperative and collaborative learning. Change, 35-40.    
  • Cooper, J. L. (1995). Cooperative learning and critical thinking. The Teaching of Psychology, 22, 7-9.  
  • Cooper, J, Robinson, P. & Ball, D. (2003) The interactive lecture: Reconciling group and active learning strategies with traditional instructional formats. Exchanges (electronic journal of the California State University System)  
  • Cooper, J. L., McKinney, M., & Robinson, P. (1991). Cooperative/collaborative learning: Part II. The Journal of Staff, Program, & Organization Development, 9, 241-252.  
  • Cooper, J. L., and Mueck, R. (1990). Student involvement in learning: Cooperative learning and college instruction. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1, 68-76.    
  • Cooper, J. L., & Mueck, R. (1989). Cooperative/collaborative learning: Research and practice (primarily) at the collegiate level. Journal of Staff, Program & Organization Development, 7, 143-148.    
  • Cooper, J. L. (1978). Expectancy as a function of sex, grade, feedback level and performer. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 48, 326-329.  
  • Marsh, G., Desberg, P., & Cooper, J. L. (1977). The relationship of constructive memory to reading comprehension. Journal of Reading Behavior, 4, 391-394.    
  • Cooper, J. L. (1973).Learning theory and effective instruction. Journal of Higher Education, 44, 217-234.  
  • Cooper, J. L., & Greiner, J. (1971). Contingency management in an introductory psychology course produces better retention. Psychological Record, 21, 391-400.    


 

Book Chapters



 

Monographs



 

Monographs



 

Newsletter Articles (Published)

  • Johnston, S., & Cooper, J. (1999, fall). Supporting student success through scaffolding. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 9(1), 3-6.  
  • Cooper, J., & Robinson (1999, fall). Small-group instruction: An annotated bibliography of science, mathematics, engineering and technology resources in higher education. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 9(1), 11-20.    
  • Cooper, J. (1999, winter). Indicators of effective college teaching. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 9(2), 12.    
  • Cooper, J., & Robinson, P. (1998, spring). Small-group instruction in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET). Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 9(3), 4-8.  
  • Cooper, J. (1998, fall). Review of cooperative learning materials. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 9(1), 16-17.  
  • Cooper, J. (1998, winter). Review of: Cooperative learning for higher education faculty. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 8(2), 15-16.  
  • Cooper, J. (1997, fall). Teaching higher-order cognitive strategies. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 8(1), 6-7.   Johnston, S., & Cooper, J. (1997, fall). Quick-thinks: Active-thinking tasks in lecture classes and televised instruction. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 8(1), 2-6.  
  • Cooper, J. (1997, winter). Book review: New paradigms for college teaching. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 7(2), 13-14.  
  • Cooper, J. (1996, fall). Group formation in cooperative learning: What the experts say. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 7(1), 14-15.  
  • Cooper, J. (1996, winter). Research in cooperative learning in the mid-1990s: What the experts say. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 6(2), 2-3.  
  • Cooper, J. (1996, winter). Cooperative learning and higher education, 1996: What do we know and where do we go from here? Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 6(2), 4-6.  
  • Cooper, J. (1995, fall). Ten reasons college administrators should support cooperative learning. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 6(1), 8-9.  
  • Matthews, R. S., Cooper, J. L., Davidson, N., & Hawkes, P. (1995, Fall). Building bridges between cooperative and collaborative learning. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 6(1), 2-5.    
  • Cooper, J., & Robinson, P. (1994, Fall). FIPSE-sponsored research at Dominguez Hills and community colleges. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 5(1), 2-3.  
  • Cooper, J. (1994, fall). CL materials in print: A personal view. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 5(1), 14-15.    
  • Cooper, J. (1993, fall). Book reviews. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 4(1), 14-15.  
  • Cooper, J. (1992, fall). Recommended readings in cooperative and collaborative learning (CBL). Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 3(1), 11-12.    
  •  Cooper, J. (1991, April). Types of cooperative learning. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 1(2), 2, 5.  
  • Cooper, J. (1991, April). Cooperative learning: Or, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 1(2), 3, 5-6.    
  • Cooper, J. (1990, December). What is cooperative learning? Cooperative Learning and College Teaching, 1(1), 2.  
  • Cooper, J. L. (1990). Cooperative learning and college teaching: Tips from the trenches. The Teaching Professor, 4, 1-2.


 

Presented Paper/Conferences: National

  • Cooper, J. (1998, June). Assessing the impact of cooperative and collaborative learning in undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology classes. Presentation at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Assessment Forum, Cincinnati, OH. 
  • Cooper, J. (1998, January). Classroom assessment in large science, mathematics, engineering and technology classes.Presentation at the Working Conference on Learning Communities, Miami, FL.  
  • Cooper, J. (1995, July). The first thing we do, let's kill all the lecturers: Lessons from a decade of using cooperative learning (with apologies to Shakespeare) Part 2. A presentation at the Second Annual Conference of the Institute for Law School Teaching, Spokane, WA.  
  • Cooper, J., Obler, S., & Bagsted, N. (1995, June). Cooperative learning, college teaching and assessment: What works and what doesn't. Presentation at the 10th AAHE Conference on Assessment & Quality, Boston, MA.  
  • Matthews, R. S., Cooper, J. L., Davidson, N., & Hawkes, P. (1995, March). A dialogue on collaborative learning and cooperative learning in higher education. A presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education, Washington D.C.    
  • Cooper, J. (1994, July). The first thing we do, let's kill all the lecturers: Lessons from a decade of using cooperative learning (with apologies to Shakespeare). A presentation at the First Annual Conference of the Institute for Law School Teaching, Spokane, WA.  
  •  Cooper, J. (1994, June). Ten reasons university administrators should be promoting cooperative learning. Presentation at the Conference of the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, State College, PA.  
  • Cooper, J. (1994, April). Implementation at the college level. In S. Gruber (Chair), Cooperative Learning: The Implementation Struggle. Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.  
  • Cooper, J. L., & Robinson, P. (1993, October). Cooperative learning and college instruction: Where we are and where we are going. Presentation at the annual conference of theInternational Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Ogden, Utah.  
  • Creed, T., Millis, B. J., & Cooper, J. L. (1992, October). Strategies for promoting cooperative learning. Presentation at the annual conference of The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.
  • Cooper, J. L., Davidson, N., & Millis, B. J. (1992). Issues in cooperative learning. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago.   Cooper, J. L., & Krinsky, E. (1991, October). General studies & cooperative learning: Being creative (phase 2). Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Tampa.    
  • Cooper, J. L., Mueck, R., & Desberg, P. (1990) Active involvement in learning: Cooperative learning and college instruction. International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education conference, Indianapolis.  
  • Cooper, J. L. (May, 1989). Cooperative learning and college teaching: The research base. In R. Slavin (Chair), Cooperative Learning: Kids helping kids, teachers helping teachers. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, Anaheim, CA.  
  • Cooper, J. L., & Mueck, R. (1989, October). Cooperative Learning and College Teaching. Paper presented at the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives, Ft. Collins, CO.  
  • Cooper, J. L., & Brooks, K. (1977). Accuracy of self and other expectations in Mexican-American and Anglo-American students. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.    
  • Marsh, G., Desberg, P., & Cooper, J. L. (1975). Developmental changes in strategies for pronouncing non-words. Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New York.


 

Presented Paper/Conferences: State & Regional

  • Cooper, J. (2001, November) The interactive lecture. Presentation at the California Education Research Association, Lake Tahoe, CA.  
  • Cooper, J. (1993, June). Cooperative learning, diversity and retention. Presentation at the Los Angeles Partners Advocating Student Success (LA PASS) Los Angeles Education Symposium.    
  • Cooper, J. L., Churchman, D., Dominguez, M., Krinsky, E., & Webb, J. (1992). Cooperative learning and college teaching. Presentation at The Teaching and Learning Exchange conference for the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles.
  • Cooper, J. L., & Mueck, R. (1990, March). Student involvement in learning: Cooperative learning and college instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Lilly Conference on College Teaching (West), Lake Arrowhead.      
  • Cooper, J. L., & Mueck, R. (1989, March). Student involvement in learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the Lilly Conference on College Teaching (West), Lake Arrowhead.    
  • Cooper, J. L., & Cuseo, J. (1988). Behavioral indicators of effective college teaching: Three perspectives. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.  
  • Cooper, J. L., Prescott, S., Sanchez, P., & Lawrence, T. (1988). Cooperative Learning and college instruction: Part II. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco.  
  • Cooper, J. L., & Cuseo, J. (1987). Behavioral indicators of effective college teaching. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association.  
  • Cooper, J. L., Prescott, S., & Sanchez, P. (1987). Cooperative learning and college instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association.  
  • Cooper, J. L., Prescott, S., & Wolff, D. (1987). Beyond time on task--Part II: Cooperative learning for elementary school students. Workshop presented at the California Principals Conference for Educational Excellence in Effective Schools.
  • Cooper, J. L., & Wolff, D. (1986). Beyond time on task. Workshop presented at the California Principals Conference for Educational Excellence in Effective Schools, 1986.  
  • Cooper, J. L., Taylor, J., & Aceves, R. (1985). A computer-based model for increasing the basic skills of minority high school students. Paper presented at the meeting on the Western Psychological Association, San Jose.  
  • Taylor, J. Cooper, J. L., & LaBouff, J. (1985). A computer-based program to increase the basic skills of unemployed adults. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Jose.    
  • Taylor, J., & Cooper, J. L. (1978). How to identify the in-service needs of bilingual teachers and aides. Workshop presented at the California Association of Mexican-American Educators Conference, San Francisco.                                                                                      
  • Cooper, J. (2006, April) A bakerís dozen strategies to foster student engagement. Keynote address presented at the California State University Systemís Conference on Teaching and Learning.        
  • Cooper, J. (1998, September). Quick-thinks: Using active-learning strategies in lectures classes. Presentation at the University of Texas, El Paso.    
  • Robinson, P., & Cooper, J. (1995). An annotated bibliography of cooperative learning in higher education: Part III - the 1990s. Stillwater, OK: New Forums.    
  • Cooper, J. (1991, April). Cooperative learning. Workshop presented at the El Camino College Staff Development Flex Days, Torrance, CA.    


 

Awards & Honors

  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Winner, Presidential Outstanding Professor Award, CSU Dominguez Hills, 2004-2005
  • Winner, Outstanding Professor Award, CSU Dominguez Hills, 1995-1996.
  • Winner of the CSU $2500 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award (twice).  
  • Winner of Lyle Gibson Distinguished Teaching Award, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1991.  


 

Grants

  • Recipient of a number of mini-grants ($2,000-$10,000) at CSU Dominguez Hills to study curriculum and instruction issues in higher education, including the Foundation Research Award, the Teacher/Scholar Award, the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award and the Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Urban University Initiative award.


 

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