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Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David J. and Sheehy, Kieron (2019). Investigating the effectiveness of the Our Story App to increase children’s narrative skills: Lessons learnt from one English preschool classroom. In: Veneziano, Edy and Nicolopoulou, Ageliki eds. Narrative, Literacy and Other Skills: Studies in intervention. Studies in Narrative (25). John Benjamins, pp. 265–281.

Critten, Valerie and Kucirkova, Natalia (2019). ‘It Brings it all Back, all those Good Times; it Makes Me Go Close to Tears’. Creating Digital Personalised Stories with People who have Dementia. Dementia, 18(3) pp. 864–881. file


Messer, David; Thomas, Lucy; Holliman, Andrew and Kucirkova, Natalia (2018). Evaluating the effectiveness of an educational programming intervention on children’s mathematics skills, spatial awareness and working memory. Education and Information Technologies, 23(6) pp. 2879–2888. file

Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen and Kyparissiadis, Antonios (2018). The influence of children’s gender and age on children’s use of digital media at home. British Journal of Educational Technology, 49(3) pp. 545–559. file

Cremin, Teresa; Flewitt, Rosie; Swann, Joan; Faulkner, Dorothy and Kucirkova, Natalia (2018). Storytelling and story-acting: co-construction in action. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 16(1) pp. 3–17. file

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Kucirkova, Natalia; Jones, Ann; Cross, Simon; Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Hillaire, Garron and Scanlon, Eileen (2018). Dimensions of personalisation in technology-enhanced learning: a framework and implications for design. British Journal of Educational Technology, 49(1) pp. 165–181. file

Kucirkova, Natalia and Cremin, Teresa (2018). Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design. Cambridge Journal of Education, 48(5) pp. 571–589. file

FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Jones, Ann; Kucirkova, Natalia and Scanlon, Eileen (2018). A literature synthesis of personalised technology-enhanced learning: what works and why. Research in Learning Technology, 26, article no. 2095. file


Kucirkova, Natalia and Cremin, Teresa (2017). How can digital library systems help teachers support-children's reading for pleasure. IOE London Blog, UCL, London. file

Kucirkova, Natalia and Littleton, Karen (2017). Digital learning hubs: theoretical and practical ideas for innovating massive open online courses. Learning, Media and Technology, 42(3) pp. 324–330.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen and Cremin, Teresa (2017). Young children’s reading for pleasure with digital books: six key facets of engagement. Cambridge Journal of Education, 47(1) pp. 67–84. file

Kucirkova, Natalia and Littleton, Karen (2017). Developing personalised education for personal mobile technologies with the pluralisation agenda. Oxford Review of Education, 43(3) pp. 276–288. file


Messer, David and Kucirkova, Natalia (2016). Digital and new technologies: Research tools and questions. In: Prior, Jess and Van Herwegen, Jo eds. Practical Research with Children. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 264–284.


Kucirkova, Natalia; Sheehy, Kieron and Messer, David (2015). A Vygotskian perspective on parent-child talk during iPad story sharing. Journal of Research in Reading, 38(4) pp. 428–441.

Kucirkova, N. and Sakr, M. (2015). Child-Father creative text-making at home with crayons, iPad, collage & PC. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 17 pp. 59–73.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2015). Book Review: The thinking teacher. Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 41(4) pp. 451–452.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2015). Towards truly transformative technology-enhanced education. In: Using Technology in Education, Westminster Education Forum, pp. 75–77.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2015). Story-Making with iPad Apps: Baking Stories in the 21st Century. Exchange


Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Critten, Val and Harwood, Jane (2014). Story-making on the iPad when children have complex needs: two case studies. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36(1) pp. 44–54.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Sheehy, Kieron (2014). The effects of personalization on young children's spontaneous speech during shared book reading. Journal of Pragmatics, 71 pp. 45–55.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2014). iPads in early years, separating assumptions and evidence. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, article no. 715.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Willans, Deb and Cremin, Teresa (2014). Spot the Dog; with iPads: spot the difference! English 4-11, 51 pp. 11–14.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Sheehy, Kieron (2014). Reading personalized books with preschool children enhances their word acquisition. First Language, 34(3) pp. 227–243.

Kucirkova, Natalia and Tompkins, Virginia (2014). Personalization in mother-child emotion talk across three contexts. Infant and Child Development, 23(2) pp. 153–169.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron and Fernandez-Panadero, Carmen (2014). Children's engagement with educational iPad apps: insights from a Spanish classroom. Computers & Education, 71 pp. 175–184.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2014). iPads in early years and foundation classrooms. Teach Nursery, 5(1)

Flewitt, Rosie; Kucirkova, Natalia and Messer, David (2014). Touching the virtual, touching the real: iPads and enabling literacy for students with learning disabilities. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 37(2) pp. 107–116.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2014). iPads and Tablets in the Classroom: Personalising Children’s Stories. Minibook, 41. Leicester: UKLA.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2014). How can iPad apps enrich psychology research? Psychology Teaching Review, 20(2) pp. 121–125.


Kucirkova, Natalia (2013). Children interacting with books on iPads: research chapters still to be written. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, article no. 995.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David; Sheehy, Kieron and Flewitt, Rosie (2013). Sharing personalized stories on iPads: a close look at one parent-child interaction. Literacy, 47(3) pp. 115–122.

Cremin, Teresa; Swann, Joan; Flewitt, Rosie; Faulkner, Dorothy and Kucirkova, Natalia (2013). Evaluation Report of MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Technique of Storytelling and Storyacting. MakeBelieveArts/The Open University. file

Kucirkova, Natalia (2013). iPads in early education. Early Years Educator, 14(9) pp. 24–26.


Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Whitelock, Denise (2012). Parents reading with their toddlers: the role of personalisation in book engagement. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 13(4) pp. 445–470.

Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Sheehy, Kieron (2012). Deti ako autori vlastnych kniziek na ipadoch: Hl'Adanie strednej cesty(Children as authors of their own iPad books: searching for a balance. In: Miňová, Monika ed. Predprimárne vzdelávanie v súčasnosti. Presove, Slovakia: Presovska univerzita v Presove, Pedagogic fakulta. Slovensky vybor Svetovej organizacie pre predskolsku vychovu, pp. 285–298.

Kucirkova, Natalia (2012). Our Story - Eine App zur Herstellung von Bilderund Geschichtenbüchern [Our Story - an app for creating digital picture books]. In: Brinkmann, Erika and Valtin, Renate eds. Lesen- und Schreibenlernen mit digitalen Medien [Reading and writing learning with digital media]. Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lesen und Schreiben, pp. 92–101.


Kucirkova, Natalia (2011). Parents' and Childrens' Engagement When Sharing Personalised Books. MRes thesis. The Open University. file


Kucirkova, Natalia; Messer, David and Whitelock, Denise (2010). Sharing personalised books: a practical solution to the challenges posed by home book reading interventions. Literacy Information & Computer Education Journal, 1(3) pp. 263–272. restricted access item, not available for direct downloadrestricted access item, not available for direct download

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