D-1. Education Research, STEM, and Social Sciences (SSP)

Jongpil Cheon
Texas Tech University
Nicholas D. Hartlep
Berea College
Kyungbin Kwon
Indiana University – Bloomington
Gilbert Park
Ball State University

The Education Research, STEM, and Social Sciences Symposium is organized by KAERA (Korean-American Educational Researchers Association) to invite leading experts and young researchers in emerging technology and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in Education.  

The first session focuses on the integration of advanced technologies into education. These advances brought changes in the way we learn and teach thereby significantly transforming the educational landscape. With this in mind, it will cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the ethical implications of AI technology in education, immersive learning experiences through AR or VR, online or flipped learning, gamification, as well as various pedagogies and teaching models. 

The second session explores the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM education with a focus on Belonging for Koreans and Korean Americans. This session will bring together a group of teacher educators who are doing innovative work in DEI + Belonging. The presentations will focus on issues of DEI+B within the field of STEM teacher education. Topics will include anti-racist pedagogy, cultivating a sense of belonging in the classroom, and unpacking the differences between equity and equality to promote safe learning and teaching environments.