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Editor-in-Chief: Hae-Ae Seo

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Institution and location
Department of Biology Education, College of Education, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea


Academic Background
1993 Ed.D. (Science Education), Illinois State University, USA
1987 M.S. (Plant Ecology), Illinois State University, USA
1982 B.S. (Biology), Kyungpook National University, Korea

2008 - Present: Associate professor, Professor, Pusan National University, Korea
2006 - 2008: Associate professor, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Activities in Scholarly and Professional Societies
Editor-in-Chief, Asia-Pacific Science Education
Editorial board member of the Journal of Baltic Science Education
President, Korean Science Education Society for the Gifted
President, National Council for Science Gifted Education Center affiliated with University
Vice President, The Korean Society of Biology Education
Vice President, The Korean Society of the Gifted
Director, Science Gifted Education Center, Pusan National University
Director, Science Education Research Center, Pusan National University
Former President, and Vice-President, IOSTE (International Organization for Science and Technology Education)
Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korean Association for Science Education
Former Editor-in-Chief, Teacher Education Research, Pusan National University

Selected Publications

Yoon, J., & Seo, H. (2016). Research trends in science gifted education from 2010 to 2015: Literature analysis vs social network analysis. Journal of Science Education, 40(3), 267-286.
Yoon, J., Kim, S., & Seo, H. (2016). Investigating trends of gifted education in domestics and foreign countries through social network analysis from 2010-2015. Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, 26(2), 347-363.
Kim, K., Seo, H., & Kim, D. (2016). Characteristics of algebraic thinking and its errors by mathematically gifted students. Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, 26(1), 211-230.
Youn, Y., & Seo, H. (2016). Perspectives on philosophy of science embedded in genetics units of ‘Life Science I’ textbooks in high schools. Biology Education, 44(3), 395-412.
Seo, H., & Clement, P. (2015). Teachers’ views on evolution: Religion matters in South Korea. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 167, 96-102.
Park, M., & Seo, H. (2015). Analysis on hypothesis-generating ability of elementary school gifted students in science and its correlation with meta-cognition. Journal of Gifted/Talented Education, 25(1), 59-76.
Youn, Y., & Seo, H. (2014). Teachers’ conceptions about the genetic determinism of human behaviors. Journal of the Korean Association for Science Education, 34(4), 407-415.
Lee, W., & Seo, H. (2014). The relationship between learning styles and self-regulated learning abilities in elementary school students. Teacher Education Research, 53(1), 193-203.
Kim, Y., Seo, H., & Park, J. (2013). An analysis on problem-finding patterns of well-known creative scientists. Journal of the Korean Association for Science Education, 33(7), 1285-1299.

Seo, H. (2017). Ways to strengthen the nation competitiveness: science gifted education polices in high schools in Korea. In M. Sumida & K. Taber (Eds.) Policy and practice in science education for the gifted: Approaches from diverse national contexts. New York: Routledge. (pp.114-132)
Seo, H. (2017). Developing science curriculum for the gifted learner in South Korea. In L. Tan, L. Ponnusamy & C. Quek (Eds.) Curriculum for high ability learners: Issues, trends and practices. Singapore: Springer. (pp.101-115)

Society affiliation

Asia-Pacific Science Education is sponsored by The Korean Association For Science Education (KASE). KASE was founded in 1976 and currently has more than 3,500 members. KASE aims to contribute to the advancement of science education through research and development. To support these goals, KASE sponsors two science education conferences a year and two different journals to help disseminate research findings to researchers, teacher educators, and teachers – both domestically and internationally.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    50 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    45 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    122 days from submission to acceptance
    34 days from acceptance to publication

    46 Altmetric mentions

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