Hyeon-Seon JEONG
(Ph.D. in Media Education)

Professor, Department of Korean Education

Course Leader, Master’s Program in Digital Media Education

Director, Center for Media Literacy Research

Gyeongin National University of Education

Partner Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Email: hyeonseon@ginue.ac.kr


Media literacy education, digital literacy, media literate parenting, critical literacy, critical algorithm literacy, teacher education, classroom research, design-based research, curriculum design, critical discourse analysis, media education policy.


PhD in Media Education, November 2001 – Culture, Communication and Societies Academic Group, University of London Institute of Education (currently, UCL Institute of Education). Thesis: Theory, Practice and ‘Empowerment’ in Media Education: A Case Study of Critical Pedagogy (Supervisor: Dr. David Buckingham)

MEd in Korean Education, February 1995 – College of Education, Seoul National University.

BA in Korean Education, February 1993 – College of Education, Seoul National University.


Director: Center for Media Literacy Research, Gyeongin National University of Education, September 2019 to Present.

Professor: Department of Korean Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, October 2015 to Present.

Director. Institute of Education and Research. March 2019 to February 2021

Associate Professor: Department of Korean Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, October 2010 to September 2015.

Assistant Professor: Department of Korean Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, October2006 to September 2010.

Lecturer: Department of Korean Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, September 2004 to September 2006.

Senior Researcher: Korean Language Education Research Institute, College of Education, Seoul National University, September 2003 to August 2004.

Chief: Team of Teacher Education and Research, Seoul Alternative Learning Community Network (currently, Seoul Support Center for Out of School Teens), Yonsei University (Agreement of Entrustment for Seoul Metropolitan Government), September 2001 to July 2003.


Scholarly Books and Book Chapters  

Jeong, H., Oh, Y. & Kim, A. (2022). Critical Algorithm Literacy Education in the Age of Digital Platforms: Teaching children to understand YouTube recommendation algorithms, Learning to Live with Datafication: Educational Case Studies and Initiatives from Across the World (edited by Luci Pangrazio & Julian Sefton-Green). Routledge. (in English).

Yoon, J., Jeong, H., & Kim, A. (2019).  Media literacy in South Korea. In The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. (edited by Renee Hobbs & Paul Mihailidis), Wiley. (Wiley Online Library: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118978238.ieml0163) (In English)

Jeong, H. (2018). Literacy Practices and Popular Culture in the “Over-Schooled” Society. In Learning Beyond the School: International Perspectives on the Schooled Society. (edited by Julian Sefton-Green & Ola Erstad) (pp.174-192). London & New York: Routledge. (In English)

Jeong, H. (2018). Digital Media Literacy Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. In The 4th Industrial Revolution and Education (edited by Institute of Education and Research) (pp.213-242). Seoul: Books and Space. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2017). Introduction to Digital Parenting. Seoul: Our School. (in Korean)

Choi, M., Won, J., Chung, H., Kim, B., Lee, G., Jeon, E., Jeong, H., & Joo, S. (2016). Introduction to Korean Education (3rd edition). Seoul: Social Criticism Publishing. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Kim, A. (2015) The Digital Textbook in South Korea: Opportunities and Challenges. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A Socio-Cultural Perspective. (edited by Tzu-bin Lin, Der Thang Victor & Ching Sing Chai) (pp.77-91). Springer. (In English)

Jeong, H. (2009). Media Education in South Korea: History, Dynamics and Challenges. in Media Education in Asia (edited by Chi-Kim Cheung), Springer. (In English)

Jeong, H., Ahn, J. Kim, K., Jeon, G., Cho, Y. & Kim, Y. (2009). History, policy, and practices of media education in South Korea, in Mapping Media Education Policies in the World. (edited by Divina Frau-Meigs and Jordi Torrent). United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, UNESCO, European Commission & Grupo Comunicar. (In English)

Jeong, H., Lee, M. & Ki, S. (2009). How to Teach about Moving Images: Elementary Teachers’ Guide for Moving Image Education. Seoul: Hakjisa. (in Korean)

Yoon, Y., Choi, M., Kim, J., Jeong, H. & Song, Y. (2008). Media Languages and Korean Education. Seoul: Seoul National University Press. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2007). Media Education and Critical Literacy. Seoul: CommunicationBooks. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2004). Korean Education and Cultural Education in the Era of Multimedia. Seoul: Youkrack Publishing. (in Korean)

Translations of Scholarly Books into Korean

Buckingham, D. (2019). The Media Education Manifesto. Polity Press. (translated into Korean by Cho, Y., Kim, G., Kim, K., Kim, A., Bae, J., Lee, M., Lee, S., Lee, J. & Jeong, H., Seoul: Hagisiseup, 2019, http://aladin.kr/p/3MSLw)

Prensky, M. (2010). Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning. Corwin. (translated into Korean by Jeong, H. & Lee, W., S, Seoul: Social Criticism, 2019, http://aladin.kr/p/3MSLw)

Evans, J. (ed.) (2004). Literacy Moves On: Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Primary Classroom. Routledge. (translated into Korean by Jeong. H.,  Seoul: Social Criticism, 2011, http://aladin.kr/p/nFOGS)

Buckingham, D. (2000). After the Death of Childhood: Polity Press. (translated into Korean by Jeong, H., 2004, Seoul: Our Education, http://aladin.kr/p/kFr5u)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Jeong, H. (2020). The old and the new tasks of media literacy in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Korean Education (KOED), 125, 7-37, DOI: 10.15734/koed..125.202012.7. (in Korean)

Jacques, J., Grosman, J., Collard, A., Oh, Y., Kim, A. & Jeong, H. (2020). “In the Shoes of an Algorithm”: A Media Education Game to Address Issues Related to Recommendation Algorithms. Journal of Education. 3(1), 37-62, http://dx.doi.org/10.25020/JoE.2020.3.1.37. (In English)

Hur, K. & Jeong, H. (2020). Developing algorithm for evaluation of information and procedure of critical thinking in media literacy education. The Journal of Education, 40(4), 287-304,  http://dx.doi.org/10.25020/je.2020.40.4.287. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Hur, K. (2020). Incorporating computational thinking into media literacy education for critical thinking. Journal of Korean Culture, 48, 105-128. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2019). A Study on the assessment tasks of media literacy education in Australian Pearson English textbooks and Teacher Companions. The Journal of Education, 39(2), 235-259. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2018). A critical review of the contents of media literacy in Elementary Korean Textbooks with a focus on the 3rd and 4th Grades. Elementary Korean Language Education, 65, 191-224. (in Korean)

Min, B., Chung, H., Jeong, H., Kim, J., Kwon, E., Park, S., Lee, B., Yim, H., & Park, H. (2017). Korean adolescents’ oral language culture: Difference by school year, sex and residence. Korean Language Education, 159, 137-182. (in Korean)

Chang, E., Jeong, H., Guil, & Kim, A. (2017). Developing a model unit for middle school news literacy education. Field Research in Korean Language Education, 11(1), 79-117. (in Korean)

Park, Y., Jeong, H., & Yim, S. (2016). Imagining through webtoon: Webtoon-focused convergence education project in middle school. Research in Comics and Animation, 45, 451-477. UCI: G704-001980.2016..45.008 (in Korean)

Jeong, H., Kim, A., Park, Y., Jeon, G., Lee, J., & Noh, J. (2016). Media literacy as 21st-century key competence: Systematizing media literacy teaching and learning contents. Learner-Centered Curriculum and Instruction, 16(11), 211-238. DOI: 10.22251/jlcci.2016.16.11.211 (in Korean)

Jeong, H., Kim, J., Kim, J. (2016). Investigation of relationships between the types of after-school care and the elementary students’ media literacy activities and awareness. Learner-Centered Curriculum and Instruction, 16(8), 641-667. UCI: G704-001586.2016.16.8.032 (in Korean)

Chung, H., Kim, J., Jeong, H., Shon, W., Kim, J., Min, B. (2016). Longitudinal changes in out-of-school literacy practices from Grade 3 to 5 and its predictors: A latent growth curve modeling approach. Korean Language Education, 153, 171-209. UCI: G704-000315.2016..153.009 (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Oh, E. (2016). A case study of Korean language education instruction in a free-semester middle school for the curriculum reconstruction and instructional improvement. Curriculum and Evaluation, 19(2), 1-25. UCI: G704-001275.2016.19.2.002 (in Korean)

Won, A.& Jeong, H. (2015). A case study on an Internet cartoon creating a community of sixth-grade boys. Field Research in Korean Language Education, 9(2), 7-39. UCI: G704-SER000001820.2015.9.2.007  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2015). A case study of the development and application of a gifted and talented language arts program. Korean Language Education, 149, 145-180. UCI: G704-000315.2015..149.005 (in Korean)

Sohn, W., Chung, H., Jeong, H., Kim, J. & Min, B. (2015). A model of out-of-school literacy practices of Korean elementary students: effects of parents, teachers, and students’ characteristics. Korean Language Education, 148, 263-298. UCI: G704-000315.2015..148.008  (in Korean)

Jeong, H., Chung, H., Kim, J., Min, B., & Sohn, W. (2014). The survey of the media literacy practices among elementary school students. Journal of Reading Research, 33, 127-170. DOI: 10.17095/JRR.2014.33.4  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2014). The meaning and methods of multimodal literacy education. Field Research in Korean Language Education, 8(2), 61-93. UCI: G704-SER000001820.2014.8.2.003  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2014). Survey of elementary school students’ perceptions on the parent and teacher support of their literacy practices, Korean Language Education, 146, 311-348. UCI: G704-000315.2014..146.013  (in Korean)

Chung, H., Kim, J., Min, B., Sohn, W., Baik, H., Baik, J., Park, C., Oh, E., & Jeong, H. (2013). Survey of South Korean elementary school students’ out-of-school literacy practices. Journal of Reading Research, 30, 287-336. UCI: G704-001476.2013..30.006  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2013). A case study on a collaborative media production and writing class in a “SMART education” environment. Elementary Korean Language Education, 53, 301-335. UCI: G704-001287.2013..53.004  (in Korean)

Chung, H., Min, B., Sohn, W., Jeong, H., Kim, J. (2013). Frequency of South Korean elementary students’ out-of-school literacy practices, reasons for them, and their self-evaluation. Journal of Korean Language Education Research, 32, 225-272. DOI : 10.17313/jkorle.2013..32.225  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2013). Rethinking the language and writing space of SNS and the implications to Korean education. Korean Language Education, 142, 79-114. UCI : G704-000315.2013..142.007  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Kim, J. (2013). A case study of practical use of the digital textbook for Korean for 6 grade speaking-listening class. Curriculum and Evaluation, 16(2), 77-102. UCI : G704-001275.2013.16.2.006  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2013). A critical review of the digital textbook for Korean and the argumentation for the importance of using tools in the teaching and learning activities. Korean Language Education, 140, 509-544. UCI : G704-000315.2013..140.001 (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2012). Literature review of the research on media in early childhood education focusing on the perspectives on the relationship between media and education.  Journal of Childrens Media & Education, 11(2), 45-67. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2012). A case study on the development and implementation in elementary schools of a unit of lessons on news in sixth-grade Korean textbooks. Elementary Korean Language Education, 48, 311-654, DOI: 10.22818/jeke.2012..48.311. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2012). “Ollybolly Online Picture Book” as the media content for multicultural education. Korean Literature Education Research (KLER), 36, 55-87. UCI:  I410-ECN-0102-2012-800-002929092. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Ok, H. (2021). A study for the development of a tentative curriculum for systematic NIE implementation. Curriculum and Evaluation, 25, 57-75. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2009). Computer games and literary education: An approach to understanding storytelling and the cultural values of stories. Korean Literature Education Research (KLER), 28, 95-120. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2009). Understanding using digital equipment as tools for expression and media as channels for communication. EOMUNHAK-The Korean Language and Literature. 152, 99-130. UCI : G704-000112.2009..106.008 . (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2009). Lower-elementary children learn to take photographs and write texts in the context of making a class yearbook. Korean Language Education Research (KLER). 36, 519-560. DOI: 10.20880/kler.2009..36.519. (in Korean)

Kang, H. & Jeong, H. (2009). The storytelling of educational cartoons and the readers` perceptions: Focusing on the WHY? series and the Survival series. Journal of Reading Research. 21, 163-200. (in Korean)

Nam, Y. & Jeong, H. (2007). Primary school children’s understanding of popular television animation and its implications for Korean Language Education. Journal of Research in Curriculum Instruction. 11(1), 77-103. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2007). The aims of ‘Media Language Education’, based on the notion of ‘language’ as a signifying mode and the recognition of ‘media’ as communication channels. The Education of Korean Language. 19, 97-138. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2006). The implications of children’s moving image production in Korean language education. Elementary Korean Language Education, 30, 107-142. UCI: G704-001287.2006..30.006. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. & Lee, M. (2006). Action research of the literary education in low-primary classroom – understanding teaching and learning as sociocultural processes. Korean Literature Education Research (KLER), 21, 113-154. (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2005). Language, text, media, and culture: Four categories for multiliteracies education. Elementary Korean Language Education, 28. 307-338. UCI: G704-001287.2005..28.008.  (in Korean)

Jeong, H. (2004). Conceptualizing digital literacy in Korean Language Education. Korean Language Education Research (KLER). 21, 5-42. (in Korean)

Articles published before 2004 are not included here.

Funded Research

Principal Researcher

Children, Media, and Parenting in the COVID-19 Pandemic. (International parallel research) National Research Foundation of Korea. September 2021 – January 2022 (currently undertaking).

Developing Policy to Support School Media Education. Sungkonghoe University Institute of Democracy, July – December 2021

Developing Strategies of Operating A Social Living Lab to Strengthen Parental Media Education Capabilities. National Youth Policy Institute, May – October 2021

Let’s read, create and share! Gyeongin National University of Education Library. 2020. https://sites.google.com/ginue.ac.kr/read/

Study on the Status of Youth Media Use and Policy Response Plans by Target 1: Elementary School Students – Reviews of Policies in the U.S.A., Australia, Finland, and the U.K. National Youth Policy Institute, 2020.

Developing Resources for Teaching and Learning of 5th and 6th Grade Elementary Korean for 2015 National Curriculum. Ministry of Education, 2018.

Systematic Approach to News Literacy Education. The Korea Press Foundation, 2016.

Developing Models of School Textbook Units for Media Literacy Education. Ministry of Education, 2016.

Innovating Classroom Practices for Media Literacy Education. Ministry of Education, 2015.

Participating Researcher

Planning of Spaces for Media Experiences and Exhibition of the Chungbuk School Media Education Center (tentative name) and Developing its Media Literacy Education Programs, Chungcheongbukdo Education Research & Information Institute, June – December 2021 (currently undertaking).

Developing Tools and Methods for the Practices of Online Arts Education in the Digital Age.  Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture, 2020.

Digital Literacy Practices and Suggestions for Improvement across the Curriculum. Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation, 2018.

A Longitudinal Study on the Out-of-School Literacy Practices of Elementary School Students. National Research Foundation of Korea, September 2012 – August 2015.

A Study on the Evaluation and Prospect of the Daum Foundation’s Youth Voice Media Education for 10 Years. Daum Foundation, 2012.

A Study on the Teaching and Learning Models Using Digital Textbooks: Elementary School. Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), 2012.

Operating Consulting Groups for the Donation of Educational Services in the Fields of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity (KOFAC), 2011

Into the Games & Out of the Games: Game Literacy Learning Resources and Teachers’ Guides for Elementary 5th and 6th Grade Children. Korea Creative Content Agency, 2010.

Developing Media Education Learning Resources and Teachers’ Guides for Lower-Elementary, Upper-Elementary, and Middle School Students.  The Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies with Korea Communications Commission, 2007-2008.


“Restoring critical pedagogies in digital media education: the role of research in government and the industry-driven digital literacy environment of South Korea”. Time to Reshape the Digital Society: International Conference celebrating the 40th (+1) Anniversary of CRIDS. 18-19 November 2021, Namur, Belgium, forthcoming.  https://www.crids.eu/40ans

 “Developing Critical Literacy Education of Recommendation Algorithm for Young People”. Media Education Conference (MEC) 2021. 28 September – 1 October 2021, Rovaniemi, Finland, forthcoming. https://www.ulapland.fi/EN/Events-University-of-Lapland/MEC-2021

“Children’s Reading and Digital Literacy in a Changing Media Environment”. The Future Exists Where People Read: Libraries Creating the Future – the 13th International Symposium of the National Library for Children and Young Adults. 6 October 2021, National Library for Children and Young Adults, South Korea, forthcoming. https://www.nlcy.go.kr/NLCY/.

“Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment: The Challenges of Parent Media Literacy Education”. Interacting with Children of the Digital Generation: Media Literacy for Parents – the 25th Conference of the Society of Parent Education & Good Neighbors. 3 September 2021. South Korea. virtual. http://www.sopedu.net/page/2021.pdf

Media Literacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Why do We Need Social Critical Literacy of Digital Content and Platforms”. The 136th Conference of the Association of Korean Education: Expanding the Horizons of Media Literacy and Korean Language Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, 24 October 2020. South Korea. virtual.

“Media Literacy Education and Digital Citizenship in the Age of the Smartphone, YouTube and Disinformation: Understanding South Korean Contexts for Global Dialogues”. Media Education Summit (MES) 2018. 1-2 November 2018. Hong Kong Baptist University. https://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit/2018/

Keynote speeches before 2018 were not included here.


“Media literacy education for children through media production and the use of technology in and out-of-school contexts”. 2021 Connected Learning Summit, 7-30 July 2021, virtual. https://2021.connectedlearningsummit.org/

“Education Media: Panel Discussion”. 2021 International Media Education Summit: Media Education, Diversity and Voice. 31 March -1 April 2021. https://www.cemp.ac.uk/summit/

“Ginuesium, Digital Arts and Media Literacy: Multi-level collaborations for media arts education in the local community”.International Online Seminar: Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy: Social Networks for the Next Media Literacy: Comparative Case Studies on Belgium, Korea, and Japan. 27 February 2021. http://infra.mediabiotope.com/news/feb-27-international-onlineseminar/

“The Future of Media Education: Policy, Government & School”. Northeast Media Literacy Conference 2020, 6-7 November 2020, virtual. https://mediaeducationlab.com/2020-northeast-media-literacy-conference

“YouTube and Media Literacy in the Age of Digital Platform”. 2019 International Conference on Media and Information Literacy: Media and Information Literacy Education for Everyone, by Everyone. Korean National Commission for UNESCO. 28-29 November 2019, South Korea.  https://youtu.be/ntesdBczFtw

Conference presentations before 2019 were not included here.


Lecturer, Assistant/Associate Professor & Professor, Gyeongin National University of Education, September 2004 – present

“Understanding Contemporary Digital Technology and Culture”. Master’s Course in Digital Media Education.

“Theories and Practices in Digital Media Education”, Master’s Course in Digital Media Education

“Design of Teaching and Learning with Digital Media”. Doctoral Program in Korean Education.

“Theory and Practice in Media Literacy Education”. Doctoral Program in Korean Education.

“Methodology and Methods of Discourse Analysis”. Doctoral Program in Korean Education.

“Qualitative Research Methodology and Methods in Korean Education”. Master’s Program in Korean Education.

“Multimodal Texts and Use of Media in Korean Education. Master’s Program in Korean Education.

“Research of Language and Culture”. Master’s Program in Korean Education.

Invited Lecturer, Seoul National University of Education

“Research in Media Literacy Education”. Doctoral Program. Department of Korean Education, 2012.

“Media and Language Education”. Undergraduate Program. Department of Korean Education, 2005-2006.

Lecturer, Graduate School of Media and Communication Studies, Sogang University

“Pedagogy in Moving Image Education”. Master’s Program in Media Education.

“Teaching and Learning Resources in Media Education”. Master’s Program in Media Education.


Certificate Award for Curriculum Development. Minister, Ministry of Education, 2018.

Certificate Award for Information Culture Development. Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, 2018.

Excellent Academic Book Recommendation. (Introduction to Korean Education (1st edition). Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports, 2008.

Excellent Academic Book Recommendation. (Korean Education and Cultural Education in the Era of Multimedia). The National Academy of Sciences, 2005.  


Course Leader. Master’s Program in Digital Media Education. June 2021 to Present.

Director. Institute of Education and Research. March 2019 to February 2021

In-Service Teacher Education Committee. March 2017 to February 2019.

Library Acquisitions Committee. March 2017 to February 2018.

Head of Department. Department of Korean Education. March 2013 to February 2015.


Partner Investigator. Center of Excellence for the Digital Child, Australia. https://www.digitalchild.org.au/

Member. International Association for Research on L1 Education (ARLE).

Director of Planning. The Association of Korean Language Education Research.

Editorial Board Member. Korea Reading Association.

Editorial Board Member. The Society of Korean Language Association.

Member. Korean Association for Learner-centered Curriculum and Instruction.

Member. The Korea Society of Elementary Korean Education.

Member. Korea Association for Communication and Information Studies.


Member. Committee of Digital Competency. Digital Inclusion Forum. National Information Society Agency (NIA), 2019 – present.

Member. Media Literacy Committee. The Korea Press Foundation, 2019 – 2021.

Chair. Citizen Participation Innovation Group. Incheon Community Media Center, 2018 – 2021.

Consultant. Pilot Schools for 2015 National Curriculum. Ministry of Education, 2016.

Board Member. Seoul Youth Media Centre, 2016 – 2018.

Board Member. Daum Foundation, 2012 – 2016.