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International Coordinator: Young-Shin Park

Institution and location
Department of earth science education, College of Education, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea


Academic background
2005    Ph.D.   (Science Education), Oregon State University, USA
1997    M.A.    (Science Education), Oregon State University, USA
1991    B.Sc.   (Earth Science Education), Seoul National University, Korea 

2008 - Present:    assistant professor, associate professor, Department. of Earth Science Education, Chosun University, Korea
2007 - 2008:        Post doc fellow, BK 21 SENS (Sci. Educ. for the Next Society),, Seoul National University, Korea
2006 - 2007:        Researcher, Gifted education, KEDI (Korea Educational Development Institute), Korea

Activities in Scholarly and Professional Societies
International coordinator, APSE (Asia-Pacific Science Education)

Vice President of EASE (East-Asian Association for Science Education)

The representative of Korea in IGEO (International Geoscience Education Organization)

The representative of international region of ASTE (Association for Science Teacher Education)

Members and editors of:

  • Korean Association for Science Education
  • Korean Earth Science and Society

Selected publications
Park, J., Kim, Y., Park, Y-S., Park, J., & Jeong, J. (2015). Developing and application of the practical on-site cooperation model (POCOM) for improving science teaching in secondary schools. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 14(1), 46-63.
Park, J., Park, Y-S., Kim, Y., Park, J., & Jeong, J. (2014). The development of the Korean teaching observation protocol (KTOP) for improving science teaching and learning. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 13(2), 259-275.
Yoon, H-G., Kim, M., Kim, B., Joung, Y-J., & Park. Y-S. (2014). Pre-service teachers’ views of inquiry teaching and their responses to teacher educators’ feedback on teaching practice. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 9(4), 273-286.
Park, Y-S. (2014). The study of science docents’ expertise through situated learning. Journal of Korean Society of Earth Science Education, 8(1), 98-113.
Park, Y-S., Choi, E., & Ryu, H-S. (2014). Exploring science communication in panels of exhibitions and proposing its development direction in exhibition education: Two cases of natural history museum. Journal of Science Education, 38(1), 205-229.
Park, Y-S., Park. J-H., & Ryu, H-S. (2014). Exploring the characteristics of STEAM program developed by docents and its educational impact in the natural history museum. Journal of the Korean Society of Earth Science Education, 7(1), 75-90.

Park, Y-S. (2014), Innovation in science teacher education in South Korea, in Chen-yung Lin , Ru-jer Wang (ed.) Innovations in Science Teacher Education in the Asia Pacific (Advances in Research on Teaching, Volume 20) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.81 – 104

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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