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Tim Hopper

  • Ph.D
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Victoria
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Research interests

Qualitative ResearchTGfUComplexityPhysical Education

About

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 and approaches to teaching and learning such as Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) and Movement Education. Dr Hopper has taught at all levels of the school curriculum both in Canada and the UK. He maintains strong links with local schools through a teacher education 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. He has just completed a three-year study with Dr Kathy Sanford examining the influence of ePortfolios on pre-service teachers’ learning and program renewal. Collaborating with Dr Sanford he is currently involved in a four year SSHRC funded study called "Youth civic engagement: Real life learning through virtual games environments."

Co-authors (15)

Publications (5)

  • Video gaming design: Insights for teaching games for understanding and sport education

    • Hopper T
    • Sanford K
    • Fu H
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  • “Levelling the playing field” in physical education with adaptation games

    • Pagnano Richardson K
    • Sheehy D
    • Hopper T
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  • Exploring Complex Intertextual Interactions in Video Games: Connecting Informal and Formal Education for Youth

    • Sanford K
    • Hopper. T F
    • Burren J
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  • Multiple voices in health, sport, recreation, and physical education research: Revealing unfamiliar spaces in a polyvocal review of qualitative research genres

    • Hopper T
    • Bratseth C
    • Cameron K
    • et al.
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    18Citations
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  • The best of the best discourse on health: Poetic insights on how professional sport socializes a family of men into hegemonic masculinity and physical inactivity

    • Madill L
    • Hopper T
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    10Citations
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Victoria

July 1998 - Present

Education history

M.A.

University of Alberta, Faculty of PE and Recreation

July 1991 - Present