St. Bonaventure University

School of Education Faculty


Oh, Daekyun

Daekyun Oh, St. Bonaventure University

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Physical Education
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Education

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant Professor
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2366
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OFFICE
Plassmann Hall B28
COURSES TAUGHT
  • PHED 101. Foundations in Physical Activity
  • PHED 108. Sport and Games
  • PHED 411. Assessment and Technology in Physical Education
  • PHED 414. Social Theory of Sport
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D., Physical Education Teacher Education, The Ohio State University, 2021
  • M.S., Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Seoul National University, 2014
  • B.S., Physical Education, Kyonggi University, 2007
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Daekyun Oh has nine years of teaching experience focused on holistic development of students, from 2008 to 2016, as a physical education teacher in middle and high schools in South Korea. During that time, he was also in charge of coaching after-school sports clubs.

In addition, he had responsibilities for working as a homeroom teacher, thereby gaining experience in advising/counseling students and their guardians in terms of their academic goals, future careers, and/or personal lives. 

He worked as a teaching assistant in the physical education teacher education program at the Ohio State University for four years prior to joining the faculty at St. Bonaventure University. During the OSU program, he taught, assisted, or supervised a variety of courses, such as elementary and secondary methods, student teaching, internship, adventure-based learning, racket sports, motor development and adapted physical education.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Xie, X., Ward, P., Oh, D., Li, Y., Atkinson, O., Cho, K., Higginson, K., & Kim, M. (2020). Pre-service physical education teacher’s development of adaptive competence. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 39(4), 1-9.
  • Kim, I., Oh, D., Kim, M., & Cho, K. (2020). Teaching pickleball with in-depth content knowledge in middle school physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91(8), 29-38.
  • Oh, D., & Choi, E., & Sutherland, S. (2019). Exploring influence of extra-curricular sport activity on positive youth development. Future Focus: The Ohio Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 39(1), 41-51.
  • Oh, D., & Lee, K. D. (2014). Examination of educational operation characteristics, effects, and factors: Focused on excellent cases of extra-curricular school sports club. Journal of Korea Sport Pedagogy, 21(4), 279-285.
  • Jo, K. H., Park, S. H., Oh, D., & Kang, J. W. (2013). Exploring practical strategies of humanities–oriented physical education as psychological skills training of athletes for peak sport performance. Sports Science Review, 7(1), 1-12.
Book Chapter
  • Sutherland, S., Stuhr, P. T., Ressler, J. D., & Oh, D. (2021). Adventure-based learning. In P. M. Wright & K. A. R. Richards (Eds.), Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education (1st ed.; pp. 111-139). Jones & Bartlett Learning, MA: Sudbury.
International Presentations
  • Xie, X., Li, W., & Oh, D. (2018 July). Effects of situated game teaching through set plays on secondary students’ tactical knowledge and situational interest in physical education. Poster session presented at International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress. Edinburgh, UK.
  • Oh, D., & Choi, E. (2014 February). Exploring educational values of extra-curricular school sports club in South Korea. Oral session presented at International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress. Auckland, New Zealand.
National Presentations
  • Oh, D. (2020, April). Beyond a teacher learning community: Exploring a physical education teacher learning community and its influence on positive youth development. Poster session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) National Convention & Expo, Salt Lake City, UT. (Conference canceled)
  • Oh, D. & Sutherland, S. (2019, April). Fostering positive youth development through adventure-based learning in physical education. Oral session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) National Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL.
  • Sutherland, S., Wiggin, A., Oh, D., Smith, C., Alfriend, C., Stuhr, P., & Ressler, J. (2019, April). Fostering social and emotional learning through adventure-based learning. Oral session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) National Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL.
  • Park, S., Goodway, J., Ward, P., Oh, D., & Cho, K. (2018, October). The influence of a developmental kicking intervention for young children with autism. North America Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA), Corvallis, OR.
  • Sutherland, S., Walton-Fisette, J. L., Lynch, S., & Oh, D. (2018, October). Accessing self-identity in PETE and HETE. Oral session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) PETE & HETE Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Oh, D. (2018, March). Exploring influence of extra-curricular sport activity on positive youth development. Poster session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) National Convention & Expo, Nashville, TN.
  • Tsuda, E., Ward, P., Goodway, J., Erhan, E. Cho, K., Li, Y., Park, S., & Oh, D. (2018, March). Examining the impact of a content development workshop and a knowledge packet on a teacher’s instruction and student learning in an upper elementary tennis unit. Oral session presented at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) National Convention & Expo, Nashville, TN.
Local Presentations
  • Kim, I., Oh, D., & Cho, K. (2020, December). What is progressed: Working models of performance. A virtual mini convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH. (Conference canceled)
  • Choi, W., Cho, K., Oh, D., Atkinson, O., & Ward, P. (2020, February). Relationships among common and specialized content knowledge, error detection, and performance in physical education major’s badminton class. Poster session presented at the College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Oh, D., & Sutherland, S. (2019, December). How can physical education teachers promote positive youth development? Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Oh, D., Sutherland, S. & OSU Majors (2019, December). Fostering communication and cooperation through physical education. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Kim, I., Oh, D., & Cho, K. (2019, December). Instructional task progressions for teaching pickle-ball. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Oh, D., & Sutherland, S. (2018, December). Positive youth development through adventure-based learning. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Oh, D., Kim, I., Kim, M., & Cho, K. (2018, December). Using music to promote physical activity. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Kim, I., Oh, D., Kim, M., & Cho, K. (2018, December). Developing specialized content knowledge for teaching pickle-ball. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Oh, D., & Sutherland, S. (2018, February). In-service teacher’s knowledge and implementation of adventure-based learning in physical education. Oral session presentated at the College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Xie, X., Oh, D., Cho, K., Higginson, K., He, L., Li, Y., Atkinson, O., & Ward, P. (2018, February). Pre-service physical education teachers’ perceptions of their analytic skills following peer teaching rehearsals. Poster session presented at the College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Higginson, K., Cho, K., Oh, D., Xie, X., Atkinson, O., Li, Y., He, Y., & Ward, P. (2018, February). Changes in pre-service physical education majors’ thinking about teaching. Poster session presented at the College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Li, Y., Atkinson, O., Xie, X., Oh, D., Cho, K., Higginson, K., He, Y., & Ward, P. (2018, February). Pedagogical reasoning by pre-service physical education teachers following repeated teaching. Poster session presented at the College of Education and Human Ecology Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Oh, D., & Park, S. (2017, December). Diversity in physical education: Research findings and case study. Oral session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH.
  • Kim, I., Oh, D., Cho, K., Kim, M. (2017, December). Teaching diversity through Korean game day. Activity session presented at annual convention of The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), Sandusky, OH
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Over the course of his 13 years as a K-12 physical education teacher and teacher educator in higher education, Daekyun’s philosophical stance toward teaching and learning has shifted its focus from a teacher-centered orientation to a student-centered, socially just perspective. He wholeheartedly believes that teacher educators should develop and use pedagogical practices that foster a student-centered and inclusive learning environment where every learner feels welcome, respected, and emotionally and physically safe. 
 

In order to align his philosophy with his teaching, he always keeps in mind five things:

  1. using diverse teaching styles to facilitate an inclusive and interactive class atmosphere;
  2. scaffolding to improve critical thinking skills instead of giving students answers directly — his role is to facilitate and help them to find appropriate ways rather than giving them answers directly;
  3. providing opportunities for ownership to allow students to be emotionally and physically comfortable in learning activities;
  4. making efforts to understand students both academically and personally for building a strong rapport;
  5. fostering appreciation for social and cultural diversity.
Daekyun believes that these five strategies continuously help him create a student-centered and inclusive learning environment in his classroom, as well as grow in his love for teaching and learning. 
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS

Daekyun’s scholarly interests include:

  • positive youth development through physical education
  • the use of various pedagogical models on student learning within physical education
  • initial teacher education
  • teachers’ continuing professional development
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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