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Research project

Exploring Directions for Post-Pandemic Disaster Education Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration between the UK and South Korea

Project overview

This project is focused on establishing a sustainable network between leading disaster education research groups in the UK and South Korea. The project involves 11 researchers from education, socioecology, history and social studies of science, providing a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and intercultural disaster education research. The project builds on collaborators' previous work on disaster education (Lee & Jeon, 2015; Park, 2020), disaster studies (Kang, 2016; Knowles, 2012; Park, 2019) and SSI education (Christodoulou et al., 2021; Lee et al., 2012; Lee & Lee, 2021; Ratcliffe & Grace, 2003) to develop a new conceptualisation of disaster education that integrates the scientific, technological and social aspects of disasters that can guide future research and practice.


Lead researcher

Dr Wonyong Park BSc, MSc, DPhil

Lecturer B

Research interests

  • Science education
  • STEM education
  • Disaster education
Other researchers

Professor Marcus Grace BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCE, CSciTeach, FRSB

Professor of Science Education

Research interests

  • The science and values underpinning education for biodiversity, sustainable development and citizenship
  • Adolescent decision-making, and teaching and learning about socio-scientific issues
  • Outdoor science education

Professor Craig Hutton

Director Sustainability&Resilience Inst.

Dr Andri Christodoulou

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Argumentation within scientific and socio-scientific contexts
  • Dialogic teaching
  • Socio-scientific inquiry-based learning

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Hyunju Lee,
Yeonjoo Ko,
& Hyunok Lee
, 2023 , Journal of Curriculum Studies , 55 (5) , 580--597
Type: article
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