Dr Lucy Cooker is the Director of Global Engagement for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of Taught Courses in the School of Education. She leads on global engagement and internationalisation in the Faculty and has responsibility for all undergraduate and Masters programmes in the School. Prior to this, she held the post of Director of International Teacher Development and was responsible for the PGCEi and for other international teacher development programmes. Her research interests are in international schools, international education, learner autonomy, and the use of technology for teaching and learning.
Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2012, Lucy worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Birmingham, and before that she worked at Kanda University of International Studies, in Chiba, Japan, where she set up an award-winning, state-of-the-art self-access learning centre (The SALC).
The majority of Lucy's teaching is on the blended PGCEi and the MA Education (Flexible). She teaches on several PGCEi cohorts, and on the MA Education module Learning through an Additional Language.… read more
Lucy is a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research interests are in international schools, international education, international teacher identities, and the use of… read more
STEVENSON, H., JOSEPH, S., BAILEY, L., COOKER, L., FOX, S. and BOWMAN, A., 2016. ‘Caring’ across the International Baccalaureate Continuum International Baccalaureate Organization.
COOKER, L., 2015. Assessment as learner autonomy. In: EVERHARD, C. J. and MURPHY, L., eds., Assessment and autonomy in language learning Palgrave Macmillan. 89-113
Lucy is interested in supervising doctoral students researching international schools, international curricula, international education, international teacher identity and learner autonomy.
Lucy is currently co-supervising PhD and EdD students on the following topics:
- Finding a pathway to language learning advising through teacher autonomy within an Ignatian pedagogical model in a Mexican private university - Leticia Adelina Ruiz Guerrero
- 'From TA to BA' - Unlocking the importance of the life journeys of non-traditional learners returning to formal education - Susan Lane
- An investigation into Saudi women's experience of UK Higher Education through a capabilities approach - Lily Rumsey
Previous supervisions to completion:
Teacher educator and student teacher perceptions of autonomous support and practice in a Faculty of Education in North Cyprus - Fatma Basri
The experiences of Chinese students following the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in a government school in China - Emily Yumei Chan
- Narrativising teacher cognition on classroom interaction in an Amazonian context - Maristela Silva
The majority of Lucy's teaching is on the blended PGCEi and the MA Education (Flexible). She teaches on several PGCEi cohorts, and on the MA Education module Learning through an Additional Language. She also supervises dissertations for MA students on various programmes across the School.
In 2015, Lucy was awarded the Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Lucy is a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research interests are in international schools, international education, international teacher identities, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. She is also interested in research methodologies, especially qualitative research methods and Q methodology.
Lucy is currently working on a research project funded by the International Baccalaureate Organization:
Impact of the IB Enhanced Primary Years Programme (PYP) (Co-Investigator) with Dr Jane Medwell (PI), Professor David Wray, Dr Rupert Knight and Dr Yvonna Lavis.
In addition, Lucy is collaborating with Dr Lucy Bailey on a project entitled Teacher Identity in International Contexts.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in the United Arab Emirates (Co-Investigator) with Professor Howard Stevenson (PI), Dr Lucy Bailey and Dr Saeeda Shah.
The Impact of the PYP Exhibition on the Development of International Mindedness, Critical Thinking and Attributes of the Learner Profile (Co-Investigator) with Dr Jane Medwell (PI) and Dr Lucy Bailey.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing in IB World Schools (age 3-19) (Principal Investigator) with Professor Howard Stevenson, Professor Stephen Joseph and Dr Lucy Bailey.
'Caring' across the International Baccalaureate Continuum (Co-Investigator) with Professor Howard Stevenson (PI), Professor Stephen Joseph, Dr Lucy Bailey
Technology Integration in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Co-Investigator) with Professor Charles Crook (PI) and Professor Shaaron Ainsworth.
Lucy is interested in supervising PhD students researching international schools, international education, learner autonomy and emotional aspects of distance and online learning.