Seong Bock Hong, Ed.D.
Teaching Areas:Children and Families, Early Childhood, Elementary Certification, M.A in Early Childhood Education
Research Areas:Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Learning and Development, Place Based Education, Transdisciplinary Theory and Practice
Biography and Education
Dr. Hong is currently a Professor of Early Childhood Education at University of Michigan, Dearborn. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on inquiry based curriculum development and constructivist education.
Prior to current position, Dr. Hong studied at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst under the guidance of Dr. George Forman and worked at the Early Childhood Laboratory Schools for six years as the first documentarian, co-teacher and interim director. Dr. Hong served as director for the Early Childhood Education Center, a university laboratory school where trans-disciplinary and Reggio Inspired approach is strongly applied and practiced. She serves as a Board member of the Association for Constructivist Teaching.
Her research interests include: inquiry based curriculum development, studying the reflective mindsets of teacher candidates through the integrative knowledge portfolio process, role of documentation on teacher development, the effect of materials on teacher candidates, representation skills, role of technology on teacher development, and trans-disciplinary early childhood inclusive practice.