Wonyong is a DPhil student in science education and focuses on using history and philosophy of science to improve science (physics) teaching in secondary schools.
A native of South Korea, he received BSc, MSc degrees in physics education and a teaching certificate from Seoul National University. He has taught in secondary schools in Seoul and SNU Extension College as a part-time instructor. As a research assistant for the multidisciplinary 3-year OARS (Oxford Argumentation in Religion and Science Education) project funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation, Wonyong is examining how science teachers in Oxfordshire collaborate with religious education teachers to promote argumentation in classroom.
His recent areas of interests include nature of science in pre- and in-service teacher education, integrated STEM education, philosophy of scientific experimentation, teacher collaboration across subjects, and using disasters in science education. His DPhil project aims to investigate how science teachers engage in the enactment and assessment of NOS in science lessons, under the supervision of Sibel Erduran and Judith Hillier.