Natalia Kucirkova

Professor

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

Bio

Natalia Kucirkova er i sitt arbeid 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

Publikasjoner
  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
  • Bøker og kapitler
  • Formidling
    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Undheim, Marianne; Unstad, Torstein; Dardanou, Maria

      (2023)

      PUST - Profesjonsfaglig utviklingsprosjekt i Stavanger og Tromsø.
    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2023)

      NRK Nyhetsmorgen .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2023)

      NRK Distriksnyheter.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2023)

      Man bør tenke nøye igjennom hvilke apper man bruker sammen med barna.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2023)

      Academia’s culture of overwork almost broke me, so I’m working to undo it.

      Nature.com.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2023)

      Blanket solutions to disadvantage get snagged on interwoven identities.

      Times Higher Education.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Barns rettigheter må stå sentralt i det digitale samfunnet.

      Stavanger Aftenblad.

      ISSN 0804-8991.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Bekymret for mye skjermtid i isolasjon? Her er ekspertenes råd.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      The promising world of children's digital books.

      BOLD.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      EdTech has not lived up to its promises — here's how to turn that around.

      Agenda - The World Economic Forum.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Et hierarki av flyktninger?.

      Klassekampen.

      ISSN 0805-3839.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Ukrainian children desperately need books – UK publishers, please help.

      The Bookseller.

      ISSN 0006-7539.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Dårlig design er det aller største problemet i barns teknologibruk.

      Forskning.no.

      ISSN 1891-635X.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Hva skal til for at internett blir trygt og tilrettelagt for barn?.

      Forskning.no.

      ISSN 1891-635X.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Hva skjer når norske skolebarns personvern havner i amerikanske hender?.

      Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).

      ISSN 0804-3116.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      International Data Privacy Day: Best Practices Regarding Children's Learning .

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Dette er grunnen til at du blir avhengig av TikTok.

      Framtida.no.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Digitalt bibliotek for ukrainske barn – fra Norge til verden.

      Stavanger Aftenblad.

      ISSN 0804-8991.

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

      (2022)

      Challenges and opportunities of digital technology use in Norwegian ECEC settings.

      EECERA 2022;

      2022-08-24 - 2022-08-26.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Digital ulikhet : et forslag .

      Klassekampen.

      ISSN 0805-3839.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Rowsell, Jennifer

      (2022)

      Living with digital materialisations of self.

      Learning, Media & Technology.

      ISSN 1743-9884.

      Volum 47.

      Hefte 3.

      s.305-309.

      DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2022.2105353

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

      (2022)

      PUST prosjektet - en oppsummering (workshop i Stavanger).

      Workshop PUST-prosjektet;

      2022-11-14.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Hvordan skaper utdanningsteknologi et hierarki mellom lærere?.

      blogg.forskning.no.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Alle barn fortjener tilgang til teknologier av høy kvalitet.

      blogg.forskning.no.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Personalisering i læring: the good, the bad and the unknown.

      blogg.forskning.no.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      NRK Nyheter Rogaland, Lnasering av utstillingen på Vitenfabrikken.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Norges første luktutstilling på Vitenfabrikken: – Æsj, det lukter bæsj!.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Ingebretsen, Trond

      (2022)

      Hva skjer når norske skolebarns personvern havner i amerikanske hender?.

      Aftenposten.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Opinion: EdTech has not lived up to its promises — here's how to turn that around.

      Agenda - The World Economic Forum.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      World's First Children's Olfactory Exhibition Launched in Norway.

      Perfumer & Flavorist.

      ISSN 0272-2666.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Collaborative design of olfactory digital books.

      International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association;

      2022-07-01 - 2022-07-03.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Sensory books – coming back to our senses to transform children’s digital reading.

      Sesnational Books;

      2022-12-04.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Inclusive design for children's digital books.

      International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Disability Inclusion;

      2022-10-21.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Stray Gausel, Elisabeth

      (2022)

      Conceptualising, Designing and Implementing a Scented Adventure Trail for Kindergarten Children.

      The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education;

      2022-07-07 - 2022-07-10.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Utforsker rollen av luktesansen i barns lesing.

      Norsk Barnehagekonferanse;

      2022-10-26 - 2022-10-28.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Children's Literature Goes Digital, Federation of European Literacy Associations, Children’s literary experiences with digital books.

      Children's Literature Goes Digital;

      2022-11-17.

    • Bus, Adriana Gerarda; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Digital Picture Books: A New Opportunity for Children Whose Parents Do Not Read With Them.

      The Good Men Project.

    • Bus, Adriana Gerarda; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2022)

      Digital picture books : A new opportunity for children whose parents do not read with them.

      Child & Family Blog.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Grøver, Vibeke

      (2022)

      Correction to: The Importance of Embodiment and Agency in Parents’ Positive Attitudes Towards Shared Reading with Their Children (Early Childhood Education Journal, (2022), 10.1007/s10643-022-01415-1).

      Early Childhood Education Journal.

      ISSN 1082-3301.

      DOI: 10.1007/s10643-022-01434-y

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Internett og oss i framtiden.

      Stavanger Aftenblad.

      ISSN 0804-8991.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      How the Internet Shapes Who We Are.

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Her er barnet helten i boka.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa

      (2021)

      Reciprocal reading for pleasure in online and offline reading communities .

      United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference;

      2021-07-02 - 2021-07-04.

    • 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.

      EECERA online festival 2021;

      2021-09-01 - 2021-09-17.

    • 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)

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

      Parenting for a Digital Future (14 Apr 2021).

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

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

      Special Nest.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

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

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • 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.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Key Ingredients of Children’s Favorite Storybooks.

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      What Makes Social Media Harmful?.

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      The Internet Needs New Rules: My Top Three.

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Ensuring EdTech is truly educational.

      BOLD.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Digital utdanning uten pedagogiske regler.

      Khrono.no.

      ISSN 1894-8995.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Vi må samarbeide for å gjøre barns teknologibruk trygg og utviklende.

      Morgenbladet.

      ISSN 0805-3847.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Children’s digital reading.

      Education and Digital Skills: A Conversation Event;

      2021-12-08.

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

      (2021)

      Digital kompetanse og forskningsperspektiver (workshop i Stavanger).

      Workshop PUST-prosjektet;

      2021-11-02.

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

      (2021)

      Profesjonell faglige utvikling med digital teknologi hos barnehagepersonalet gjennom workshop.

      Lærerutdanningskonferansen 2021;

      2021-04-28.

    • Barshay, Jill; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Paper beats pixels on most picture books, research finds.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Undheim, Marianne

      (2021)

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

      Forskersonen.no.

    • Pollarolo, Enrico; Kucirkova, Natalia; Størksen, Ingunn; Skarstein, Tuula Helka

      (2021)

      Perceptions of Norwegian early childhood educators on children's critical thinking skills.

      Norske barnehageforskningskonferanse;

      2021-10-26 - 2021-10-28.

    • Collier, Diane R.; Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Editorial September 2021.

      Literacy.

      ISSN 1741-4350.

      DOI: 10.1111/lit.12260

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

      (2021)

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

      Referansegruppemøte FILIORUM;

      2021-01-28 - .

    • 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

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

      (2021)

      Presentasjon av FILIORUM og nye tildelinger fra NFR.

      Møte med rektoratet UiS;

      2021-01-25 - .

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Dufteinntrykk og barns digitale lesning.

      Vitenskapsakademi;

      2021-12-08.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Digital Personalized Learning: Conceptualization, Operationalization and Impact.

      The 19th Biennial EARLI Conference;

      2021-08-23 - 2021-08-28.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Bus, Adriana Gerarda

      (2021)

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

      Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, 28th Annual Meeting;

      2021-07-13 - 2021-07-16.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa

      (2021)

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

      International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature International Conference;

      2021-06-23 - 2021-06-26.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Mangelen på evalueringskriterier for barnas apper er ikke lenger holdbar.

      Dagens Perspektiv.

      ISSN 2535-6801.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Digitale bildebøker for barn.

      FILIORUMs ressursbank.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2021)

      Children's digital books.

      FILIORUMs ressursbank.

    • 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)

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

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Next Time We Zoom, Show Me Your Hands.

      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)

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

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Why Fathers Who Read to Their Children Are the Coolest.

      Psychology Today.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • 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)

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

      Forskningsledelse på Vestlandet;

      2020-09-24.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Høytlesing med barn.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      Education Week.

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

      (2020)

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

      Bright Start Conference;

      2020-12-09 - 2020-12-12.

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

      (2020)

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

      Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic conference;

      2020-11-03 - 2020-11-04.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

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

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

      (2020)

      Full uttelling for barnehageforskningen ved UiS.
    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      The value of good mentors.

      Inspiring Women at WELS;

      2020-12-08.

    • 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.

      ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2020;

      2020-06-19.

    • 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.

      ISSN 0033-3107.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia; Collier, Diane R.

      (2020)

      Editorial.

      Literacy.

      ISSN 1741-4350.

      Volum 54.

      Hefte 3.

      DOI: 10.1111/lit.12228

    • 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

      (2019)

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

      Bokstart – språk fra første stund;

      2019-04-12.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      Policy-maker and librarians meeting;

      2019-04-17.

    • 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)

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

      the NAEYC Annual Conference;

      2019-09-20 - 2019-09-22.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      UKLA International Conference;

      2019-07-12 - 2019-07-14.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      Time kommune;

      2019-12-09.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Connecting research to practice: personalized education.

      Nordic Edge Expo;

      2019-09-24.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      sciencenorway.no.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

    • 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)

      The International Collective of Children's Digital Books.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      University of Berkeley ;

      2019-10-08.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      Conde Nast College;

      2019-03-06.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      the NAEYC Annual Conference;

      2019-11-20 - 2019-11-23.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      EdTech Conference;

      2019-09-26.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Use of Digital Resources in Early Childhood Literacy Development.

      Pre-Conference Institute, International Literacy Association, Annual Conference;

      2019-10-10 - 2019-10-13.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      Foreningen Les! Annual Conference;

      2019-09-16.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

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

      Closing project conference Erasmus+ project on Augmented Reading/Cyprus;

      2019-06-01.

    • 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.

      Reconceptualising Early Childhood Literacies: An International Conference;

      2019-03-07 - 2019-03-09.

    • 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.

      Skriv! Les! Conference;

      2019-05-07 - 2019-05-09.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2019)

      Personalised pluralisation in art.

      Wired Speakers Series;

      2019-03-06.

    • 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.

      ACM IDC 2019;

      2019-06-12.

    • 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.

      UKLA International Conference;

      2019-07-12 - 2019-07-14.

  • Kunstnerisk produksjon
    • 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.

    • Kucirkova, Natalia

      (2020)

      The borderlines of datafied selves.

      Me, Family.

  • Kommersialisering
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