Also known as personalized or child-centred learning and education
Kucirkova et al. (2014a,b) found that personalised books can enhance children's vocabulary learning but also that they support self-centric speech.
Peer reviewed research articles
Kucirkova, N. & Flewitt, R. (2018) The future-gazing potential of digital personalisation in young children’s reading: views from education professionals and app designers, Early Child Development and Care. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1458718
Kucirkova, N. & Cremin, T. (2017) Personalised reading for pleasure with digital libraries: Towards a pedagogy of practice and design, Cambridge Journal of Education, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1375458
FitzGerald, E., Kucirkova, N., Jones, A., Cross, S., Ferguson, R., Herodotou, C., Garron, H. & Scanlon, E. (2017). Dimensions of personalisation in technology-enhanced learning: a framework and implications for design. British Journal of Educational Technology, published online before print, DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12534
Kucirkova, N. (2016) Personalisation: a theoretical possibility to reinvigorate children’s interest in storybook reading and facilitate greater book diversity, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 17 (3), 1-16, DOI: 10.1177/1463949116660950
Kucirkova, N., Messer, D., & Sheehy, K. (2014) The effects of personalization on young children's spontaneous speech during shared book reading, Journal of Pragmatics, 71, 45–55, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2014.07.007
Kucirkova, N., Messer, D. and Whitelock, D. (2010) Sharing personalised books: a practical solution to the challenges posed by home book reading interventions, tLiteracy Information and Computer Education, Journal (LICEJ), Volume 1, Issue 1.
Kucirkova, N. & Sakr, M. (2016) Digital Technologies, Children's Learning and the Affective Dimensions of Family Relationships in the Home, In Samantha Punch, Robert M. Vanderbeck and Tracey Skelton (Eds), Families, Intergenerationality, and Peer Group Relations, Springer (1-21).
Kucirkova, N., Messer, D. & Sheehy, K. (2016) Implementing “The Our Story app” to increase children’s narrative skills: Lessons learnt from one English pre-school classroom. In Edy Veneziano and Ageliki Nicolopoulou (Eds.) Narrative Literacy and other skills: Studies in interventions. John Benjamins.
Sakr, M. & Kucirkova, N. (2016) Making the ‘here’ and ‘now’: Rethinking children’s digital photography with Deleuzian concepts, In Abi Hackett and Lisa Procter and Julie Seymour (eds), Children’s Spatialities. Embodiment, emotions, and agency, (pp.54-74). Palgrave Macmillan.
Kucirkova, N (2012) Our Story-an app for creating digital picture books. In Brinkmann, E & Valtin, R. (eds) Reading and writing learning with digital media, (pp. 92-102), DGS: Berlin.