Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ

Creating an Active Society Using On-Line-Streaming (OLS) Brain Breaks in Cappadocia Region of Turkey

Education is the most important factor in determining the structure of a society. Schools are one of the most effective environs for getting through to children and youth to provide purposeful education. It is crucial to establish active schools from kindergarden to higher education in order to create and sustain healthy individuals and an active society. In the framework of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) initially, 300 children from two schools became more active and better learners by using On-Line-Streaming (OLS) Brain Breaks (BB) videos. After the many meetings with directorate of provincial education of Nevşehir, principals of each schools, and voluntary teachers from each school it was reached out 150 schools. Following the whole school approach, 83 schools, one principle and one coordinator teacher from each school, 289 teachers, 384 classrooms, 6931 students were physically actived so far. Local authorities had a key role in promoting cooperation between schools of different types and levels in facilitating application of the practices. Throughout this process, we gradually moved the practice in schools to higher education and used it in our own lessons first, then after collaboration between academic and administrative staffs spreaded to all faculties of the university. In the context of quasi-experimental studies, school children and university students increased their attitudes toward physical activity by learning from videos and having fun. In our experience, supportive approaches and collaboration among education institutions, school leaders and the city to improve each child’s and youth’s holistic development was the main point in creating active society in Cappadocia region of Turkey. 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma SAÇLI UZUNÖZ


President, 5th ICPESS 2018
Senior FLV, ICPESS 2015, GoFPEP 2016, BRICSCESS 2017
The Foundation For Global Community Health (GCH)
Department of Coaching Education, School of Sport Sciences and Technology, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University




Dr. Fatma Saçlı Uzunöz is currently working as associate professor at Department of Coaching Education in School of Sports Science and Technology at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Cappadocia, Turkey. She earned her master’s and PhD degrees in sport sciences and technology from Hacettepe University, Ankara. She is a member of international and national scientific associations. Her research interests include teaching models and methods, teacher qualities, critical thinking in teacher education, creative drama in education, and using technology in promoting physical activity as well. She has published in this area in national and international peer review journals and presented scientific papers at various national and international conferences. She has contributed to chapters in scientific books and also completed scientific projects in the field of physical education and teacher education pedagogy. Recently, she has been conducting collaborative projects at national and international levels to promote technology-supported physical activity in order to prevent obesity by gaining movement culture.