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Eui-kyung Shin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Social Studies Education

Department:

Curriculum and Instruction

Education

  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M. Ed. Ewha Womans University
  • B.A. Ewha Womans University

Research Interests

Euikyung Shin teaches courses on the curriculum and instruction and social studies education. Her research and teaching efforts have been devoted to students’ learning of geographic thinking in social studies, especially the integration of GIS technology into K-12 classrooms, and the infusion of global perspectives in K-12 curriculum.

Recent Publications

  • Shin, E., Milson, A. J., and Smith, T. (2016). Future teachers’ spatial skills and attitudes. Journal of Geography, 115(4), 139-146
  • Y, Choi and Shin, E. (2016). Rethinking the Hermit Kingdom: U.S. Social Studies Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Professional Development in South Korea. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 44(2), 188-202
  • Shin, E., and Henning, M. B. (2014). Elementary students’ understanding of geography concepts: Concepts of landform and region. Social Studies Education, 53(4), 69-79
  • Shin, E., and Henning, M. B. (2012). Discordant dreams: Elementary preservice teachers’ and teacher educators’ views of elementary teacher education, Korean Journal of Educational Research, 50(4), 23-47
  • Shin, E. (2012). Fostering global citizenship from spatial perspective using geospatial technology. In B. M. Maguth (Ed). New directions in social education research: The influence of globalization on the lives of students. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Shin, E. (2011). Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of Using
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology. Social Studies Education, 50(4), 243-258
  • Henning, M. B., and Shin, E. (2010). Voices of Cooperating Teachers and Preservice Teachers: Implications for Elementary Social Studies Education, The Councilor, 7(2), 1-22
  • Wilkins, E. A., and Shin, E. (2010). Peer feedback: The who, what, when, where, why, and how, Kappa Delta Pi Record, 46(3), 112-117.
  • Kostos, K., and Shin, E. (2010). Using Math Journals to Enhance Second Graders’ Communication of Mathematical Thinking. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(3), 223-231.

Recent Presentations

  • Bednardz, S. W., and Shin, E. (2017). Spatial Citizenship through Geography Education, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geography Education, Albuquerque, NM, July, 2017
  • Shin, E. (2016). Analysis of Geography Standards for Elementary Geography Education, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Tampa, FL, July, 2016
  • Bednarz, S. W., Shin, E., Foster, E., Hinde, E., and Thornton, S. (2016). Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Geography Educators. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Tampa, FL July 2016
  • Shin, E., and Bednarz, S. W. (2015). Researching Learning Progressions for Maps, Geospatial Technology and Spatial Thinking, Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November, 2015
  • Qin, H., and Shin, E. (2015). Citizenship Development of Chinese Immigrant Youth in the United States, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November, 2015
  • Shin, E. (2015). Using Apps on Tablet for Social Studies Classrooms, Poster presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, November, 2015
  • Shin, E., Solem, M., and Huynh, N. (2015). Penal Discussion: Learning Progression Research in Geography, Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Washington D. C, August 2015
  • Shin, E. (2015). Geography in Elementary Schools, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Washington D. C, August 2015
  • Solem, M. N., Theobald, R., Bednarz, S. W., Hong, J., Marsh, M., Hill, K., Shin, E., and Ahlqvist, O. (2015). Preparing for Learning Progressions Research on Maps, Geospatial Technology, and Spatial Thinking. Panel session was presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April, 2015
  • Hamilton, K., and Shin, E. (2014). GIS and Geospatial Thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Memphis, Tennessee, August 2014
  • Mohan, A., and Shin, E. (2014). Geography Research Roundtable.An Interactive session resented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, Tennessee. August, 2014
  • Shin, E., and Hamilton, K. (2014). Using Writing to Promote Geospatial Thinking in Middle School Classrooms. Poster presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November, 2014
  • Shin, E., Bednarz, S. W., Hyunh, N. T., Solem, M., and Crocco, M. (2014). Learning Progression Research in Geography: A Panel Discussion. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA, November, 2014
  • Henning, M. B., Shin, E., Hamilton, K., and Pennington, T. (2014). Improving Social Studies Education in Professional Development Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Professional Development Schools Meeting at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 2014
  • Shin, E., and Choi, Y. (2013). Examining Social Studies Teachers’ Curricular and Pedagogical Transformation after Participating in a Cross-cultural Professional Development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2013
  • Shin, E., and Baker, T. (2013). Teaching Sustainability Using Online Geospatial Technologies with iPad Apps. . Workshop delivered at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2013
  • Hyunh, N. T., Solem, M., Bednars, S. W., and Shin, E. (2013). A Road Map for Research on Learning Progressions in Geography. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, November, 2013
  • Shin, E., and Choi, Y. (2013). Examining Social Studies Teachers' Cross-Cultural Professional Development Experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Associate Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April, 2013
  • Shin, E. (2013). Technology for Elementary Geography. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Charney Primary Geography Conference, Oxford, UK, February 2013
  • Shin, E., Bednarz, S., Stoltman, J., Schell, E., Smith, J., Hinde, E., and Crocco, M. S. (2012). Establishing a Roadmap for Large-Scale Improvement of K-12 Geography Education: A Panel Discussion. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, November, 2012
  • Choi, Y., and Shin, E. (2012). Rethinking the Hermit Kingdom: American Social Studies Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Professional Development in Korea. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly Meeting during National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, November, 2012
  • Shin, E., and Baker, T. (2012). Teaching Global Interdependence Using Online Geospatial Technologies. Workshop delivered at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. November, 2012
  • Shin, E., Campbell, C., and Ribant, M. (2012). Development of the Geographic Thinking Instrument (GTI) to Access Middle Grade Students’ Geographic Thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, San Marcos, Texas, October 2012
  • Shin, E., and Baker, T. (2012). Developing GIS Curriculum Materials Uisng ArcGIS Online. Workshop delivered at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, San Marcos, Texas, October 2012

Classes Currently Being Taught

  • TLEE 342. The Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • TLCI 737. Design of Instructional Models
  • TLCI 762. Seminar in Secondary Education

Notable Accomplishments

  • Journal of Geography Award, 2017
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Geography, National Council for the Geography Education 2015-2016
  • Editorial Board - Journal of Geography, 2011-present
  • Geographical Science Educational Research Committee, Road Map for Geography Education Project, National Geographic Society, 2010-2012
  • Exceptional Contributions to Scholarly and Creative Activity by Faculty, College of Education of Northern Illinois University Award, 2008
  • Dissertation Award, 1st Place, National Council for Geography Education, 2004

Eui-kyung Shin

Contact

815-753-8492
ekshin@niu.edu
Gabel Hall 166E

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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gabel Hall 147
815-753-8556
815-753-8563 (fax)
CIDepartment@niu.edu 

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