Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Park Joonhyeong
Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education - Natural Sciences & Science Education
Dr Joonhyeong PARK is an Assistant Professor at the Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group in the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He obtained his PhD in Science Education specialising in Physics from Seoul National University and then studied at Curtin University in Australia as a post-doctoral researcher. Prior to joining NIE/NTU, he has been taught science to primary students since 2006, including gifted students, in Seoul, Korea. He also taught physics and science educational theories to pre-service teachers and graduate students, who are in-service teachers, at Seoul National University of Education.
His main research interest involves how students generate and represent their ongoing developing ideas in science classrooms. He examined the feature of students’ thinking and their intuitions when they generated and justified new ideas focusing on the complementary relationship between intuitive thinking and logical thinking in his doctoral study. He is interested in examining how students represent their scientific ideas through multimodal representations including visual, verbal and embodied representations in constructing scientific explanations in an individual and a group setting.
  • Shaping co-generative explanation by collaborative drawings in science classroom
  • Drafting Artificial Intelligence (AI) literacy curriculum materials with STEM education
• 2020 Rising researcher award Korean Elementary Science Education Society (KESES)
• 2020 Outstanding research award Korean Elementary Science Education Society (KESES)
• 2019 Rising researcher award Korean Association for Science Education (KASE)
• 2018 Outstanding research award Korean Elementary Science Education Society (KESES)
• 2017 Outstanding research poster award Korean Association for Science Education (KASE)
Courses Taught
Undergraduate Programme Courses
• ACP 22A Understanding Physics Curriculum
• ACS 20A Curriculum and Practices for Primary Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme Courses
• QCP 52A Understanding Physics Curriculum
• QCS 50H Informal Science Learning Environment

Higher Degree Courses
• MSC 906 Representations and New Media in Science Education
• MED 902 Integrative Project
Supervision of PhD Students
Md Qawiem Hj Md Jamil