Dr Minkang Kim
BSc(SNU), MA(SNU), PhD(SNU)
Lecturer in Educational Psychology (Human Development)
Coordinator, Professional Portfolio
Phone: +61 2 9351 6627
Fax: +61 2 9351 2606
Learning sciences; psychology of education
- Developmental psychology
Dynamic Systems Theory, social development, moral development,cultural diversity, neurobiology of development, brain development
Dr. Minkang Kim’s main teaching and research focus is the application of Dynamic Systems Theory (DST) to the study of human development and learning. She has a particular interest in the non-linearity of human development and how, in an increasingly global world, social, emotional and moral development are occurring in inter-cultural contexts. Within the Faculty, she is coordinator of the Human Development units for undergraduate and post-graduate courses, which introduce students to DST as a powerful meta-theory for understanding the complexities of human development, from early childhood to adulthood. She views human development as a life science and integrates neurobiological, psychological and educational sciences in her teaching and research. She maintains a lively webpage, which acts as a Cyber Centre for the Study of Human and Moral Development in Education.
2011 Scholarship awarded by The Association for Moral Education & Journal of Moral Education Trust
Professional and community roles
Former Secretary, Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME)
Member of the Organising Committee of the JME/AME/APNME Joint Conference in 2011
International Advisory Board Member, Korean Institute of Dental Education and Evaluation(KIDEE)
Member, International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES)
Member, Society for Research in Child Development(SRCD)
Member, Jean Piaget Society(JPS)
Special needs consultant, All Saints Catholic College at Casula
Consulting Editor, Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Programme Committee Member, 2013 Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education Annual Conference
- The role of emotion in moral learning and moral action: Bridging emotion theory and neurobiology (January 2012 - )
- Emergence of national and cultural prejudice in young children (June, 2012 -)
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|The impact of private tutoring on the academic performance of Australian secondary school students. (Associate supervisor)||MPhil||Philip Cross|
|Dynamic Development of Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency Measures in ESL Academic Writing (Associate supervisor)||PhD||. Rosmawati|
|The relationship between student's ethical beliefs and decision making in a business environment||MPhil||Edgardo Martinez|
- Sankey, D., & Kim, M. (2013). A Dynamic Systems Approach to Moral and Spiritual Development. In Lovat, T., & Arthur, J. (Ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Education, Religion and Values Routledge.
- Kim, M. (2013). Cultivating Teachers’ Morality: The Pedagogy of Emotional Rationality. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(1), 12–26.
- Townsend, G., Kim, M., Sankey, D. (2012). Dynamic Systems (Complexity) theory as a new conceptual model for researching PBL in dental education. European Journal of Dental Education, 16(1), 43–51. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0579.2011.00718.x
- Ji, Y., Kim, M., & Lee, J. (2010). Impacts of Problem-Based Professionalism Course in Dental Education. Korean Journal of Medical Education, 22(4), 275–281.
- Kim, M., & Sankey, D. (2010). The Dynamics of Emergent Self-Organisation: Reconceptualising Child Development in Teacher Education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35(4), 79–98.
- Kim, M., & Sankey, D. (2009). Towards a Dynamic Systems Approach to moral development and moral education: a response to the JME Special Issue, September 2008. Journal of Moral Education, 38(3), 283–299.
- Kim, M., & Choi, J. . (2008). The Relationship between Moral Judgment and Teacher Role Concept for Preservice Teachers. The Journal of Yeolin Education, 16(1), 57–75.
- Kim,M.,& Lee,J.I . (2007). Variables Predicting Students’ First Semester Achievement in a Graduate-Entry Dental School in Korea. Journal of Dental Education, 71(4), 550–556.
- Kim, M. & Sankey, D. (2012). Rethinking Moral Development: Dynamic Systems Theory and the Soft-assembly of Moral Behaviour. In Rethinking Cognitive Development, 42nd Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society. Toronto, Canada, 31May - 2 June 2012.
- M. Kim. (2012). Universality and Cultural Diversity in Professional Ethical Development: From Kohlberg to Dynamic Systems Theory. In Joint AARE APERA International Conference. Sydney, 2-6 December 2012.
- Kim, M. (2011). Reframing the Pedagogy of Moral Education: A Dynamic Systems Approach. In Cultivating Morality: International Conference on Moral Education. Nanjing, China, 24-28 October 2011.
- Kim, M. (2010). Teaching moral philosophy in schools: Dynamic systems theory, teacher education & the issue of universality versus cultural diversity. In 40th Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Inc.. Perth, WA., 1-5 December 2010.
- Kim, M. (2009). A Dynamic Systems Approach to human and moral development. In New Modes of Moral Development. Nanjing Normal University, Institute of Moral Education, China, 23-24 October 2009.
- Kim, M., & Sankey, D. (2009). Towards a dynamic systems approach to moral development and moral education. In 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education. The Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherland, 2nd -5th July.
- Kim, M. (2008). The notion of moral person: Changes of definition and the role of educators. In 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education. University of Notre Dame, IL., USA, 13rd-16th November 2008.