APSE publishes papers examining on-going educational issues associated with science learning and teaching in the Asia-Pacific region as well as research involving Asian students and teacher populations in other areas of the world. APSE seeks to provide researchers in the Asia-Pacific region with a central channel for disseminating research in local contexts about issues in science education to both science educators in the geographical region and researchers in the extended international community. APSE is unique in that the journal focuses on the publication of scholarly articles examining issues related to science teaching and learning in Asia as well as articles that address the issues facing science teachers and science learners who are members of the Asian Diaspora. As a result, the scholarly works published in APSE encompass diverse topics of interest that are significant for a wide readership.
APSE’s scope is broad in both methodology and content. The journal accepts research conducted at all levels, including early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, workplace, and informal learning, as they relate to science education. The journal invites scholarly manuscripts employing various methodological approaches, including qualitative as well as quantitative research designs and mixed-methods studies. APSE publishes original articles examining on-going educational problems associated with science learning and teaching and publishes critical reviews of literature on emerging issues in the field of science education.
A central goal for APSE is to help support future generations of science education scholars in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to supporting early career scholars, the journal also offers a home for established researchers who wish to continue building strong foundations for science education research by publishing articles appreciated by both regional and international audiences. APSE offers all generations of researchers a collective space for sharing work that contextualizes some of the unique issues faced by science educators, researchers, teachers, and students in the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, APSE encourages authors to provide more detail about the context in which their studies were conducted, and it asks that authors discuss how their findings are salient in these local contexts, as well as in regional (Asia) and international contexts. It also wants to encourage researchers outside of Asia who are exploring issues faced by members of the Asian Diaspora to share their work in APSE. In doing so, APSE seeks to offer readers a more contextualized understanding of the ways in which Asian teachers, students, and families living in communities outside of the Asia-Pacific experience science teaching and learning.
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Society affiliation APSE 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.
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APSE is published in two issues per year.
The submission date for issue 1 - 2020 is February 15, 2020; publication date is June 30, 2020.
The submission date for issue 2 - 2020 is July 15, 2020; publication date is December 30, 2020.
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sonya N. Martin,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Co-editors: Dr. Phil-Seok Oh,
Gyeongjin National University of Education, Incheon, Republic of Korea Dr. Nam-Hwa Kang,
Korea National University of Education, Chungju, Republic of Korea Dr. Hye-Eun Chu,
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
International Coordinator: Dr. Young-Shin Park,
Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Editorial Assistant: Ms. Da Yeon Kang,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Associate Editors: Dr. Yong Jae Joung,
Gongju National University of Education, Gongju, Republic of Korea Dr. Gyoungho Lee,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. Hyunju Lee,
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. Tang Wee Teo,
National Institute of Education, Singapore
Editorial Board: Dr. Hasok Chang,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Dr. Hai Leng Chin,
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dr. Lawrence B. Flick,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Dr. Barry Fraser,
Curtin University, Perth, Australia Dr. Brian Hand,
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA Dr. Shinho Jang,
Seoul National University of Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. Chan-Jong Kim,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. Mijung Kim,
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Dr. Yoshisuke Kumano,
Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan Dr. Yongju Kwon,
Korea National University of Education, Chungju, Republic of Korea Dr. Sungtao Lee,
National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan Dr. Yew-Jin Lee,
National Institute of Education, Singapore Dr. Ralph Levinson,
Institute of Education, London, UK Dr. Chiaju Liu,
National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Dr. Masakata Ogawa,
Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan Dr. Jisun Park,
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. Hae-Ae Seo,
Pusan National University, Pusan, Republic of Korea Dr. Christina Siry,
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Dr. Jinwoong Song,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea Dr. David Treagust,
Curtin University, Perth, Australia Dr. Bhaskar Upadhyay,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Dr. Jian Wang,
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China Dr. Hye-Gyoung Yoon,
Chuncheon National University of Education, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea Dr. Benny H. W. Yung,
University of Hong Kong, Hongkong
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Sonya N. Martin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Seoul National University in Korea where she also leads the Sociocultural Approaches to Science Education Equity (SASEE) lab. Dr. Martin holds a doctoral degree in Science Education from Curtin University (2005) in Australia. Her research focuses on expanding learning opportunities and improving achievement for culturally and linguistically diverse students and for students with special education needs while also supporting the professionalization of science teachers so they can be positioned to effectively support all students to learn science. Dr. Martin has authored and co-authored research articles on equity issues in science education in journals such as
Journal of Research in Science Teaching,
Science Education, and
Cultural Studies of Science Education, and has contributed chapters to several international books, including
Critical Issues and Bold Visions for Science Education: The road ahead<-i> (Brill, 2018) and 13 Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation: Science (Peter Lang, 2018). She is a co-founder and co-editor of the journal Asia-Pacific Science Education (APSE) and serves on the editorial board of several journals including Cultural Studies of Science Education (CSSE) and Research in Science Education (RISE).
Hye-Eun Chu, EdD is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney, Australia, where she leads science education projects on Arts integrated STEM education and evaluates students’ conceptual development and classroom engagement in various science classroom contexts. She obtained her BSc, MSc and EdD (2002) from Dankook University in Korea. Dr. Chu conducted post-doctoral studies at Curtin University (2005-2008) and worked as Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore until joining MQ in 2015. Her authored and co-authored papers have been published in leading science education journals: International Journal of Science Education, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, and Research in Science Education. She also contributed chapters to several international books: Asia-Pacific STEM teaching practices from theoretical frameworks to Practices (Springer, 2019), Studies in Science Education in Asia-Pacific Region (Springer, 2018), and Schooling for Sustainable Development across Pacific (Springer, 2014). Dr. Chu also serves as an editorial board member of International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
Nam-Hwa Kang, Ph.D. is Professor of Science Education at Korea National University of Education. She completed her doctoral degree at University of Georgia (2002) in the United States. Dr. Kang has authored and co-authored several research papers on science teacher education and professional development in journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Science Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, and contributed chapters of several international books (International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy (Routledge, 2017), Designing and Teaching the Secondary Science Methods Course: An International Perspective (Sense, 2017), Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Teacher Reforms around the World: Implementations and Outcomes (Emerald Group, 2014). Dr. Kang also serves as an editor-in-chief of a journal, Innovation and Education (BMC, Springer Nature).
Phil Seok Oh, Ph.D. is a Professor of Science Education at Gyeongin National University of Education, Korea. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Iowa (2003) in the United States. His research focuses on the nature of earth science and its application in school science education. Dr. Oh has authored and co-authored several research articles in journals such as Science Education, Science & Education, International Journal of Science Education, Research in Science Education, and Journal of the Korean Association for Science Education. Dr. Oh is also an associate editor of Journal of Science Teacher Education and also serves on the editorial board of several journals including Journal of the Korean Earth Science Society.