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Overview

  • Andrew D. Coppens is assistant professor of education in learning sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, with a designated emphasis in Latin American and Latina/o studies. His interdisciplinary, multi-method research focuses on how children's learning and development is supported by opportunities to share meaningful work with others. Much of his research examines cultural variation in whether children's learning involves their integration in or segregation from the work of adults and other experts. For example, Coppens's work has examined the development of children's collaborative initiative – an impressive form of self-regulated and prosocial learning – in Indigenous, Indigenous-heritage, and middle-class communities of Mexico and the U.S. This line of research on children's initiative has examined cultural practices regarding children's everyday family contributions, children's own views on helping out, and mothers' approaches and developmental ethnotheories regarding children's involvement in everyday work. This research has been published and presented internationally and across disciplines. Coppens teaches courses on the cultural organization of learning and child development in families, schools, and communities.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 A dialectical approach to theoretical integration in developmental-contextual identity research.Developmental Psychology.  53:2023-2035. 2017
    2017 Noticing Learners' Strengths Through Cultural Research.Perspectives on Psychological Science.  12:876-888. 2017
    2016 Families, Intergenerationality, and Peer Group RelationsGeographies of Children and Young People.  5:1-27. 2016
    2015 Supporting Children's Initiative: Appreciating Family Contributions or Paying Children for Chores.Advances in Child Development and Behavior.  49:91-112. 2015
    2014 Learning by Observing and Pitching In to Family and Community Endeavors 2014
    2014 Children's Initiative in Contributions to Family Work in Indigenous-Heritage and Cosmopolitan Communities in MexicoHuman Development.  57:96-115. 2014
    2014 Children's Initiative in Family Household Work in MexicoHuman Development.  57:116-130. 2014
    2014 Learning by Observing and Pitching In: Benefits and Processes of Expanding RepertoiresHuman Development.  57:150-161. 2014
    2006 Repertoire of practice: Reconceptualizing instructor competency in contemporary adventure educationJournal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.  6:25-37. 2006

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 TOWARD A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TEACHER RESIDENCY FOR RURAL EDUCATION.  81-106. 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • Human Devlp & Learn/Educ Psyc Taught course 2019
  • Human Develp & Learn:Educ Psyc Taught course 2019
  • Qualitative Inquiry in Educatn Taught course 2019
  • Human Devlp & Learn/Educ Psyc Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Culture, Behavior, & Dev Taught course 2018
  • Human Develp & Learn:Educ Psyc Taught course 2018
  • Qualitative Inquiry in Educatn Taught course 2018
  • Human Devlp & Learn/Educ Psyc Taught course 2017
  • Stdy/Culture & Climate Change Taught course 2017
  • SocioCultur Perspc Tch & Learn Taught course 2017
  • Human Develp & Learn:Educ Psyc Taught course 2017
  • Qualitative Inquiry in Educatn Taught course 2017
  • Human Devlp & Learn/Educ Psyc Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Culture, Behavior, & Dev Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Education Taught course 2016
  • Human Development & Learning Taught course 2016
  • Human Develp & Learn:Educ Psyc Taught course 2016
  • Active Citizen/Multicult World Taught course 2015
  • Human Devlp & Learn/Educ Psyc Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Kinesiology: Outdoor Education, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S. Psychology, University of California
  • Ph.D. Psychology (designated emphasis in Latin American & Latino Studies), University of California
  • Full Name

  • Andrew Coppens
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Education

    62 College Rd.

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States