PROF.DR. ARTİN GÖNCÜ – UNIVERSITY OF ILLINIOS AT CHICAGO
"Eğitimde Duygunun Yeri: Oyun ve İş Birliği"
Artin Göncü received his BA at Hacettepe University in Turkey, and Master’s and Ph.D degrees at the University of Houston. He joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987 as the Coordinator of the Master’s program in Early Childhood Education, and a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology. He served as the Chair of the Department (2006-2009) where he held the title of Professor until August, 2013. The courses taught by Professor Göncü include Child Development, Educational Psychology, Socio-Cultural Approaches to Human Development, Practicum in Early Childhood Education, and Play and its Role in Education. Dr. Göncü’s research illustrates the role of cultural and social contexts in human development and education. His specific research projects focus on the development of imaginative play during childhood, parents’ and teachers’ roles in child development, professional development of early childhood teachers as well as the role of play in adult education and development.
Dr. Göncü has lectured extensively in many countries including Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey. Dr. Göncü served as an editor of Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal. His editorial board memberships include Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, Early Education and Development, International Journal of Behavioural Development, Bogazici University Journal of Education and board memberships of Jean Piaget Society and Center for Child Culture at Ankara University, Turkey. Dr. Göncü’s publications include Oyunda Buyumek (Growing up in play, in Turkish), Analyzing children’s play dialogues, Play and development, Children in play, story and school, Children’s engagement in the world, and Guided Participation in Cultural Activity by Toddlers.