PRESENTATIONS

Invited Speaker 

Sevimli-Celik, S. (2016). Movement as an Active Practice in Pre-service Teacher Education. Paper presented at the First Play Conference: Children Between Digital & Traditional Toys in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Guest Instructor (Online)

Sevimli-Celik, S. (2016). More Movement, Smarter Kids! Presented in  a graduate class of Fine Arts and Play for the Developing Child. Bloomsburg University, USA.

International 

1. Sevimli-Celik, S., Kirazci, S., & Ince, M. L. (2009). Views of parents and school administrators about preschool movement education: A report from Turkey. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Learning in Barcelona, Spain.

2. Johnson, J., McCoy, K., Sevimli-Celik, S., Searfoss, A., & Al Mansour, M. (2010). Teachers’ values and ideas about play and morality. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Play’s 36th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

3. Patte, M.M., Johnson, J.E., Cohen, L., Nell, M., Jarrett, O., Kuschner, D., Sluss, D., Tarwick-Smith; J., Van-Thiel, L., Graves, S., Reifel, S., Mahoney-Ferster, M., Cemore, J., Tolentino, E., Waite-Stupiansky, S., Sevimli-Celik, S., & Baltrusatis, S. (2010). Clearing away rubble from the wellspring: Making room for play in the lives of children. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, USA.

4. Sevimli-Celik, S. (2011). Understanding of play in Turkish cultural context. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Play’s 37th Annual Conference in Rochester, New York, USA.

5. Johnson, J.E., Cheng, M.F., Al-Mansour, M., Sevimli-Celik, S., Ko, Y., & Rafie, F. (2011). Trans-cultural analysis of play accounts: Preliminary results. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Play’s 37th Annual Conference in Rochester, New York, USA.

6. Sevimli-Celik, S., & Johnson, J.E. (2011). Preschool teachers’ attitudes toward physical education: Need assessment study. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA.

7. Patte, M.M., Johnson, J.E., Cohen, L., Nell, M., Jarrett, O., Kuschner, D., Sutterby, J., Sluss, D., Trawick-Smith, J., Van-Thiel, L., Graves, S., Reifel, S., Mahoney-Ferster, M., Tolentino, E., Waite-Stupiansky, S., Sevimli-Celik, S., Baltrusaitis, S., Cemore, J., Pyles, J., Babu, S., & Al-Mansour, M. (2011). Current play research spanning national and international contexts. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA.

8. Johnson, J.E., Al-Mansour, M., Sevimli-Celik, S., & Ko, Y. (2012). Trans-cultural study of play during the early and middle childhood years. Paper presented at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference in Washington, DC, USA.

9. Patte, M.M., Johnson, J.E., Nell, M., Jarrett, O., Sutterby, J., Sluss, D., Mahoney-Ferster, M., Waite-Stupiansky, S., Sevimli-Celik, S., Al-Mansour, M., Baltrusaitis, S., & Guirguis, R. (2012). Rethinking children’s play in the 21st century: A discussion with play scholars from around the world. Paper presented at the Featured Session of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

10. Johnson, J.E., Johnson M.K., Al-Mansour, M., Sevimli-Celik, S. (2013). Play as an Educative Process Goes to Scale: Implementing and Evaluating Activity Components of a Required Course for Early & Primary Teacher Candidates. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC, USA.

11. Patte, M., Nell, M., Johnson, J., Sevimli-Celik, S., Cohen, L, Trawick-Smith, J., Mahoney Ferster, M., Sluss, D., Jarrett, O., Sutterby, J., Al-Mansour, M., Bergen, D., Guirguis, R., Zosh, J., Swaminathan, S., Sherwood, S., Schein, D., Vu, J., Han, M. (2013). Weaving together the golden strands of play and research. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC, USA.

12. Johnson, J., & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2014). Teaching teachers to play for ECE and more. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Mini-Conference on Play, Development and Early Childhood Education at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, USA.

13. Johnson, J., Tugrul, B., Mahoney-Frester, M., Al-Monsour, M., Al-Mukaimy, M., Glisan, C., Lee, C., Murillo, K., Sengupta, N., Sevimli-Celik, S., Arda-Tuncdemir, T., Wu, V. (2014). Multinational and multicultural play research: Challenges and possibilities. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Play’s 40th Annual Conference in Rochester, New York, USA.

14. Sevimli-Celik, S., & Ata-Akturk, A. (2017). Nurturing Creativity and Playfulness in Early Childhood Pre-service Teacher Education. Paper presented at the 27th ICCP World Play Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

15. Gulhan, M., Sevimli-Celik, S., & Tugrul, B. (2017). An Investigation of Preschool Teachers’ Role During Playtime. Paper presented at the 27th ICCP World Play Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

16. Cetken, S., & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2017). Investigation of Early Childhood Educators’ Perspectives Towards Outdoor Play. Paper presented at the 20th of IPA Triennial World Conferences, Calgary, Canada.

17. Sevimli-Celik, S., Canaslan, B., & Tugrul, B. (2018). Reclaiming the Outdoors for Learning: Experiences of Children & Teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) in Melbourne, Florida, USA.

18. Alıcı, S., & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2018).”Oh, I am not a creative person”: Pre-service teachers’ attitude towards creativity and problem solving. Paper presented at the 28th EECERA Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

National

1. Sevimli-Celik, S. (2015). Erken Cocukluk Doneminde Hareket Egitimi. Gunumuz Cocuklarının Gelisen Ogretmeni Sempozyumu, Nesibe Aydin Okulları. Ankara, Turkey.

2. Banko, C., Akdemir, K., Gemici, M., Senyurt, E., & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2016). Acık Hava Oyun Alanlarının Risk Alma Becerisini Desteklemesi Acısından Incelenmesi. 3rd International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Mugla Sıtkı Kocman Universitesi, Mugla, Turkey.

3. Sevimli-Celik, S. (2017). Erken Cocukluk Doneminde Yaratıcı Dusunme. II. ODTU Cocuk Aklım Gunu, Ankara, Turkey.

4. Gulhan, M. & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2017). Okul Oncesi Ogretmenlerinin Serbest Oyun ve Serbest Oyun Zamanının Onemine Iliskin Inanıslarının Incelenmesi. 4th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Pamukkale Universitesi, Denizli, Turkey.

5. Demirtas, S., Alıcı, S., & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2017). Gorsel Sanatlar ve Materyal Gelistirme Dersinin Okul Oncesi Ogretmen Adaylarının Problem Cozme Becerisi ve Yaratıcılık Duzeyine Etkisi. 4th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Pamukkale Universitesi, Denizli, Turkey.

6. Akdemir, K. & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2017). Erken Cocukluk Doneminde Sanat Atolyesi Ornegi: Kopruler Projesi. 5th International Early Childhood Education Congress, Gazi Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey.

7. Tugrul, B., Boz, M., Capan, S. A., Sevimli-Celik, S., Aslan, M. O., & Uludag, G. (2017). Turkiye Oyun Profili Arastırması I. Okul Oncesi Donemdeki Cocuklara Sunulan Oyun Olanaklarının Okul Oncesi Ogretmen Goruslerine Gore Incelenmesi. 5th International Early Childhood Education Congress, Gazi Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey.

8. Cetken, S. & Sevimli-Celik, S. (2018). Cocuk Gozunden Dıs Mekan Oyun Alanları. 5th International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Akdeniz Universitesi, Antalya, Turkey.