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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Sevim Karaoğlu


Assistant Professor, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey



Sevim Karaoğlu holds international degrees in early childhood education. Her undergraduate  degree is from Gazi University, MA from the Institute of Education, UCL, and PhD from the University of Sheffield. Her expertise is mainly in play and pedagogy in early childhood education, where she also has teaching experience, with specific interests in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Her research mainly targets preschool teachers' understanding of SEL and children's play, effective leadership and creative drama in early childhood.



  • Karaoğlu, S. (2022). Social Emotional Learning and Development through Play Teachers Thinking and Classroom Practice. Ankara: Nobel. ISBN: 978-625-433-283-8
  • Karaoglu, S. (2021). Perspectives on families and parenting in early years: a critical review of evidence in policy and curriculum documents. Journal of Education for Life, 35(1), 281- 293.
  • Karaoğlu, S. (2020). The importance of play in pedagogy in curriculum delivery and play provision for young children’s learning and development, Erciyes Journal of Education, 4(2), 18-34, DOI: 10.32433/eje.746394.
  • Karaoğlu, S. (2020). Reflection upon effective leadership in the early childhood services from policy and practice perspective. Eurasian Journal of Teacher Education, 1(2), 82-95.


Early childhood education, play, pedagogy, creative drama, social emotional learning
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