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Natalia Kucirkova

Professor

Læringsmiljøsenteret, avd. Stavanger
Fakultet for utdanningsvitenskap og humaniora
Nasjonalt senter for læringsmiljø og atferdsforskning
Bio

Natalia Kucirkova sitt arbeid er opptatt av sosial rettferdighet i barns leseferdighet og deres bruk av teknologier. Hun er professor i tidlig barndom og utvikling ved Universitetet i Stavanger; Professor i lesing og barns utvikling ved The Open University og gjesteprofessor ved University College London, Storbritannia.

Natalia forsker på barns bruk av medier og teknologier. Hun er særlig interessert i barns bruk av e-bøker og leseferdighetsapper, spesielt i forhold til bruk av personlige data og algoritmer (digital tilpasning).

Hennes forskning foregår i samarbeid på tvers av akademia, privat- og offentlig sektor og organisasjoner. Hun er hovedutvikler av appen Our Story, og grunnlegger av Children's Digital Book Award og International Collective of Children's Digital Books.

Natalias arbeid er finansiert av de nasjonale forskningsrådene i Storbritannia og Norge. Hennes siste prosjekt fokuserer på luktebøker for barn som stimulerer barns luktesans. Natalia ble tildelt Emerald Global Impact Award og UKLA Best Academic Book Award i 2021. I tillegg ble hun tildelt Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow i 2021-2023 og er med dette den første “fellow” fra et norsk universitet.

Natalia blogger for The Psychology Today, og skrev kronikker til Wired, The Guardian, Washinton Post, Stavanger AftenbladAftenposten, Dagens Perspektiv og Forskning.no. Hun er medlem i Akademiet for Yngre Forskere, og hennes siste bok er The Future of the Self

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Publications
  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
    • Mifsud, Charles; Georgieva, Rositsa; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Parent-child joint reading of digital books in bilingual families in Malta.

      International Journal of Educational Research

      ISSN 0883-0355.

      Volum 109.

      s.1-11.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101844

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Commentary from Norway. I: Tackling cyberbullying and related problems : Innovative usage of games apps and manga.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9780367202422.

      s.123-127.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Future of the self : Understanding personalization in childhood and beyond.

      Emerald Group Publishing Limited

      ISBN 9781800439450.

    • Furenes, May Irene; Kucirkova, Natalia; Bus, Adriana Gerarda

      (2021)

      A Comparison of Children’s Reading on Paper Versus Screen: A Meta-Analysis .

      Review of Educational Research

      ISSN 0034-6543.

      DOI: 10.3102/0034654321998074

    • Plischewski, Henning; Kucirkova, Natalia; Haug, Ingunn Anda; Tanum, Iselin; Lea, Silje

      (2021)

      Children save lives: evaluation of a first aid training in Norwegian kindergartens.

      European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

      ISSN 1350-293X.

      DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2021.1985554

    • Plischewski, Henning; Kucirkova, Natalia; Anda Haug, Ingunn; Tanum, Iselin; Lea, Silje

      (2021)

      Children save lives: evaluation of a first aid training in Norwegian kindergartens.

      European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

      ISSN 1350-293X.

      DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2021.1985554

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Gerard, Libby; Linn, Marcia C.

      (2021)

      Designing Personalized Instruction: A Research and Design Framework.

      British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET)

      ISSN 0007-1013.

      DOI: 10.1111/bjet.13119

    • Vasalou, Asimina; Kalantari, Sara; Kucirkova, Natalia; Vezzoli, Yvonne

      (2020)

      Designing for oral storytelling practices at home: A parental perspective.

      International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction

      ISSN 2212-8689.

      Volum 26.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2020.100214

    • Toda, Yuichi; Insoo, Oh; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Tackling Cyberbullying and Related Problems: Innovative Usage of Games, Apps and Manga .

      Routledge

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Gattis, Merideth; Spargo, Thomas; Seisdedos de Vega, Beatriz; Flewitt, Rosie

      (2020)

      An empirical investigation of parent-child shared reading of digital personalized books.

      International Journal of Educational Research

      ISSN 0883-0355.

      Volum 105.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101710

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Potter, John

      (2020)

      Digital literacies in the UK: Creating, navigating and curating content. I: Preparing globally minded literacy teacher : knowledge, practices and case studies.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9780367027841.

      s.61-77.

    • (2020)

      Toward reciprocity and agency in students' digital reading .

      The Reading teacher

      ISSN 0034-0561.

      Volum 73.

      Hefte 6.

      s.825-831.

      DOI: 10.102.trtr.1893

    • Vezzoli, Y.; Kalantari, Sara; Kucirkova, Natalia; Vasalou, M.

      (2020)

      Exploring the design space for parent-child reading. I: CHI 2020 : Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA — April 25th -30th, 2020.

      Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

      ISBN 978-1-4503-6708-0.

      DOI: 10.1145/3313831.3376696

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Toda, Yuichi; Flewitt, Rosie

      (2020)

      Young children’s use of personalized technologies: insights from teachers and digital software designers in Japan.

      Technology, Knowledge and Learning

      ISSN 2211-1662.

      DOI: 10.1007/s10758-020-09465-3

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Children's reading in the digital age : a research summary of children's digital books. I: The Routledge handbook of digital literacies in early childhood.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9781138303881.

      s.282-294.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Flewitt, Rosie

      (2020)

      Understanding parents’ conflicting beliefs about children’s digital book reading .

      Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

      ISSN 1468-7984.

      DOI: 10.1177/1468798420930361

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa

      (2020)

      Children reading for pleasure in the digital Age : Mapping reader engagement.

      Sage Publications

      ISBN 9781526436627.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Mackey, Margaret

      (2020)

      Digital literacies and children’s personalized books: Locating the ‘self’.

      London Review of Education

      ISSN 1474-8460.

      Volum 18.

      Hefte 2.

      s.151-162.

      DOI: 10.14324/LRE.18.2.01

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Toward Reciprocity and Agency in Students’ Digital Reading.

      The Reading teacher

      ISSN 0034-0561.

      Volum 73.

      Hefte 6.

      s.825-831.

      DOI: 10.1002/trtr.1893

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Evertsen-Stanghelle, Cecilie; Studsrød, Ingunn; Jensen, Ida Bruheim; Størksen, Ingunn

      (2020)

      Lessons for child-computer interaction studies following the research challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

      International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction

      ISSN 2212-8689.

      Volum 26.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2020.100203

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen

      (2020)

      The Distance between the "Self" and the "Other" in Children's Digital Books.

      Frontiers in Psychology

      ISSN 1664-1078.

      Volum 11.

      DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.589281

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Theorising Materiality in Children’s Digital Books.

      Libri & Liberi

      ISSN 1848-3488.

      Volum 8.

      Hefte 2.

      s.279-292.

      DOI: 10.21066/carcl.libri.8.2.2

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Rowe , Deborah Wells; Lucy, Oliver; Piestrzynski, Laura

      (2019)

      Systematic review of young children's writing on screen: what do we know and what do we need to know.

      Literacy

      ISSN 1741-4350.

      DOI: 10.1111/lit.12173

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Socio-material directions for developing empirical research on children’s e-reading: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of the literature across disciplines.

      Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

      ISSN 1468-7984.

      DOI: 10.1177/1468798418824364

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      The Learning Value of Personalization in Children's Reading Recommendation Systems: What Can We Learn From Constructionism?.

      International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning

      ISSN 1941-8647.

      Volum 11.

      Hefte 4.

      DOI: 10.4018/IJMBL.2019100106

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Personalized Education and Technology: How Can We Find an Optimal Balance?. I: Exploring key issues in early childhood and technology : evolving perspectives and innovative approaches.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9781138313798.

      s.71-78.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      How could children’s storybooks promote empathy? A conceptual framework based on developmental psychology and literary theory.

      Frontiers in Psychology

      ISSN 1664-1078.

      Volum 10.

      DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00121

    • Huibers, Theo W. C.; Fails, Jerry Alan; Kucirkova, Natalia; Landoni, Monica; Murgia, Emiliana; Pera, Maria Soledad

      (2019)

      3rd KidRec Workshop: What does good look like?. I: IDC '19: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children.

      Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

      ISBN 978-1-4503-6690-8.

      s.681-688.

      DOI: 10.1145/3311927.3325162

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Children’s Reading With Digital Books: Past Moving Quickly to the Future.

      Child Development Perspectives (CDP)

      ISSN 1750-8592.

      Volum 13.

      Hefte 4.

      s.208-214.

      DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12339

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Children’s Agency by Design: Design parameters for personalization in story-making apps.

      International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction

      ISSN 2212-8689.

      Volum 21.

      s.112-120.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.06.003

  • Bøker og kapitler
    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Kucirkova, N. & Kümmerling-Meibauer, B. (2021) Children's Reading for Pleasure with Digital Books, In Donald Kuiken and Arthur M. Jacobs (Eds) Handbook of Empirical Literary Studies, pp. 205-229..

      De Gruyter Open

      ISBN 9783110645958.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Foreword. I: Mobile learning applications in early childhood education.

      IGI Global

      ISBN 9781799814863.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Children’s digital books: some considerations for designers and publishers .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      The Routledge International Handbook of Learning with Technology in Early Childhood.

      ISBN 9781138308169.

  • Formidling
    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Digital Personalized Learning: Conceptualization, Operationalization and Impact.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Begrepet «skjermtid for små barn» er unyansert.

      Stavanger Aftenblad

      ISSN 0804-8991.

      Hefte 21.06.2021.

    • Undheim, Marianne; Unstad, Torstein; Dardanou, Maria; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Developing Norwegian kindergarten teachers’ digital competence through a national learning network.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Mangelen på evalueringskriterier for barnas apper er ikke lenger holdbar.

      Dagens Perspektiv

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      How can books hit the sweet spot between the reader and the story character?.

      British Educational Research Association: Blogs

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Educational Power—and the Limits—of Personalized Children’s Books.

      Scientific American

      ISSN 0036-8733.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Kvaliteten på historien og voksenrollen betyr mer for barns læring enn bokas format.

      Utdanningsnytt.no

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Å si nei til Facebook er å si ja til fremtiden.

      Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.)

      ISSN 0804-3116.

    • Reikerås, Elin Kirsti Lie; Hoel, Trude; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Presentasjon av FILIORUM og nye tildelinger fra NFR.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      What Makes Social Media Harmful?.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Reikerås, Elin Kirsti Lie; Hoel, Trude; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Nye prosjekter i FILIORUM, og strategi og framdrift i Ressursbanken .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Ensuring EdTech is truly educational.

      BOLD

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Key Ingredients of Children’s Favorite Storybooks.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Leaton Gray, Sandra; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      AI and the human in education: Editorial.

      London Review of Education

      ISSN 1474-8460.

      DOI: 10.14324/LRE.19.1.10

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Internet Needs New Rules: My Top Three.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Unstad, Torstein; Undheim, Marianne; Dardanou, Maria

      (2021)

      Profesjonell faglige utvikling med digital teknologi hos barnehagepersonalet gjennom workshop.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      What is next for children who grew up with the personalisation revolution? .

      Parenting for a Digital Future (14 Apr 2021)

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Undheim, Marianne

      (2021)

      Er du bekymret for barnas «skjermtid»? Det er ikke skjermen som er problemet!.

      Forskersonen.no

    • Barshay, Jill; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa

      (2021)

      Peering out the children’s literature window into children’s engagement with multimedia texts.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Bus, Adriana Gerarda

      (2021)

      A Comparison of Children’s Reading on Paper versus Screen: A Meta-analysis.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa

      (2021)

      Reciprocal reading for pleasure in online and offline reading communities .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Digitized and Quantified "You": Where Is Our Agency?.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      En digital bok kan göra att någon hittar läsglädjen för första gången.

      Special Nest

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      How to Use Digital Reading Programs During COVID-19. Teachers Still Matter.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Donohue, Chip; Highfield, Kate

      (2020)

      Teaching and Learning in the Early Years, Effective Classroom Practices for Integrating Technology .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Allsop, Yasemin; Rzyankina, Ekaterina; Rowsell, Jennifer; Wildfeuer, Janina; Zhao, Sumin

      (2020)

      The Shelfie phenomenon and academics: a multi-disciplinary research case study .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      The value of good mentors.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Reikerås, Elin Kirsti Lie; Cranner, Kristin Vestrheim

      (2020)

      Full uttelling for barnehageforskningen ved UiS.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Hoel, Trude

      (2020)

      The silver lining in corona times: video-call shared reading with children.

      LSE - Parenting for a digital future

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      4th International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems 'What does good look like: From design, research, and practice to policy'Co-located with ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2020 - London, England.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Hvordan kan man lykkes med å bli mer synlig som forsker og hvorfor er det viktig med digital synlighet?.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Next Time We Zoom, Show Me Your Hands.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Education Week.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      And a Selfie Must Follow, as the Night the Day The Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/just-you/202005/and-selfie-must-follow-the-night-the-day.

      Psychology Today

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Why Fathers Who Read to Their Children Are the Coolest.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Høytlesing med barn.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      The silver lining in corona times: video-call shared reading with children https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/2020/06/03/video-call-reading-with-children/.

      LSE Parenting for Digital Future

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Klikk, rist og sveip - drømmer og dilemmaer i det interaktive bildebokfeltet i Norge.

      Numer : tidsskrift for tegning, illustrasjon og bokkunst

      ISSN 0807-1152.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Digital Shadows Remain Even if You Can't See Them.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      And a Selfie Must Follow, as the Night the Day.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      A Time Without Touch Is an Opportunity to Rethink Its Place.

      Psychology Today

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Reader, come home: the reading brain in a digital world.

      Journal of Children and Media

      ISSN 1748-2798.

      DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2019.1574280

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Study links high levels of screen time to slower child development .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Families reading with young children in the digital age: Insights from research.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Symposium Chair for ‘Children’s reading on screen: the unique case of digital books’ and presenter of paper ‘Insights from research on children’s digital books in the UK’, Skriv! Les! Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Personalised pluralisation in art,Wired Speaker Series, Conde Nast College, London, Invited presentation.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Organiser and Chair of Symposium1 ‘Cross-disciplinary and international insights into children’s reading on screen’ and Symposium2 ‘Reconceptualizing Book Sharing with Young Children in a Digital Era’ and presenter of Individual paper ‘Promising Personalized Features of Digital Books’, Reconceptualising Early Childhood Literacies: An International Conference, Manchester, UK.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Pedagogical and digital competence in Time municipality: insights from research .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Organiser and chair of symposium ‘Turning to Affect to Imagine Socially Just Pedagogies for Reading for Pleasure’, UKLA International Conference, Sheffield, UK.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Connecting research to practice: personalized education.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Co-organiser of interdisciplinary workshop 3rd KidRec Workshop: What does good look like?, ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference, Boise, Idaho, USA.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology- panellist part of a symposium.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Personalised pluralisation in art.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Turning to Affect to Imagine Socially Just Pedagogies for Reading for Pleasure.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Children’s personalised books: a look back and a look ahead.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Forget swiping. Your next date will be based on your genes.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Collier, Diane

      (2019)

      Editorial for Literacy (Wiley).

      Literacy

      ISSN 1741-4350.

      Volum 53.

      Hefte 2.

      s.57-58.

      DOI: 10.1111/lit.12193

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      The International Collective of Children's Digital Books.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      E-books, apps and algorithms: the positives and limitations of children’s reading on screen.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Reading to your child? Digital books are as important as print books.

      sciencenorway.no

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Connecting research to practice: personalized education, invited keynote, Nordic Edge Expo EdTech Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Use of Digital Resources in Early Childhood Literacy Development.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Exploring Key Issues in Early Childhood and Technology (invited panelist, panel chaired by Chip Donohue).

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Reading in the 21st Century: What Skills and Values do we need?.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Young children's use of apps: myths, realities and evidence-based criteria.

    • (2019)

      Psychology Today (regular contribution of blogs) https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/experts/natalia-kucirkova-phd.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      I was interviewed by a BBC journalist Gorana Jelovina for a planned programme about children's screentime..

  • Kunstnerisk produksjon
    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Begrepet «skjermtid for små barn» er unyansert.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      The borderlines of datafied selves.

      Me, Family

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Website with resources for teachers and designers in English and Norwegian, funded by Grant No. 275576 from The Research Council of Norway. http://www.childrensdigitalbooks.com/.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      I contributed to this MOOC by the Open University 'Childhood in the digital age' https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=21138.

  • Kommersialisering
  • Cristin hovedlogo, Cristin current research information system in Norway