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School of Division of General Studies
Kyong-mi Paek

Assistant Professor / UNIST


Name : Paek, Kyong-mi
School Division of General Studies
Title : Associate Professor
E-mail: [email protected]


Research Interest
– Creative processes and practices in the arts
– Learning through art
– Inquiry oriented learning


Research Publications (selected)

Challenging journeys: Contemporary Korean artists and some possible implications for education through art. International Journal of Education through Art, 12(3), 291-309(2016)

A critical cultural inquiry into insider issues in South Korean art education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 36(6), pp.915-933.(2015)

Characteristics and meanings of educational activities in an exhibition space. The Korean Journal of Arts Education, 13(3), 165-182.(2015)

Educational potential of creative art space: A case study of a collaborative art program in Geumcheon Art Space. Journal of Basic Design & Art, 15(6). 225-237.(2014)

An inquiry into enrichment programs for the visual arts, Journal of Basic Design & Art, 14(4), pp. 283-292. (2013)

Meaning of Talent in the Visual Arts: Concepts of Artistic Talent Perceived by Art Teachers and Art Professionals, Art Education Review, No. 46. 145-164. (2013)

Practitioner’s needs in south Korean gifted art programs. Journal of Korean Basic Design and Art, 13(3), 155-163. (2012)

Challenges and opportunities in Korean arts and culture education: A case study on Korean cultural practitioners’ experiences. Journal of Research in Art and Education, vol. 13(1), 145-170. (2012)

Creative Imagination in the Digital Age: Science-majoring Students’ Response to Media Art. Journal of Research in Art and Education, vol. 12(1), 71-89. (2011)

Exploring Characteristics of Teaching and Learning to Foster Creativity: A Case Study on Four Primary Schools in the United Kingdom, Cho, Y., Chung, H., Paek, K. The Journal of Elementary Education, 23(2), 95-120. (2010)

Education for the future and inquiry-oriented teacher education. Journal of Research in Art and Education, 10(1), 23-43. (2009)

Personal narrative accounts within inquiries in an educational context in Korea. Journal of Research in Art and Education, 9(1), 117-134. (2008)

Bridging goals and ends: A conceptual framework for a critical cultural inquiry into Korean arts and culture education. Journal of Research in Art and Education, 8(1), 105~129. (2007)

Empowering Korean pre-service teachers of art. International Journal of Education through Art, 2(1), 27-42. (2006)

Teacher inquiry in Korean art education and the role of teacher education. Journal of Research in Art and Education, 7(2), 79-103. (2006)


Paek, K. (In Press). Dynamic Growth in Contemporary Art and Creative Practitioners for the Future. Paju: Jimmundang


Paek, K. & Joo, H. (2015). Why we make art and why it is taught. (by Hickman, R., 2010) Paju: KyoYookKwaHaksa. ISBN:978-89-254-0912-2

2013. Why Our Schools Need the Arts (by Davis, J., 2008) Paju: Open Books.
ISBN: 978-89-329-1611-8


Doctor of Education (2007)
Art & Art Education program, Department of Arts & Humanities, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Master of Fine Art (1998)

Interior Design, Department of Industrial Design, Graduate School of Industrial Arts, .Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea.

Bachelor of Fine Art (1994)
Metal Art and Design, Department of Metal Art and Design, College of Fine Arts, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea.