Natália Costa is a psychologist and an early career researcher (ECR) at the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education and International Studies at OsloMet. She has completed her PhD at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, on the theme of infants’ locomotor exploration throughout their transition experience to ECEC services. Her work is underpinned by a cultural-historical framework and systemic views. Her research interests include development and pedagogies with infants and toddlers, visual and creative methods, embodiment, interactions, sociocultural processes in development and education as well as spatiality and materiality in ECEC. She is currently a primary member of the Methodological developments in kindergarten and education research group and a secondary member at the Cultural Diversity and Multilingualism in a Global Perspective group.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Dentz, Marisa von; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2022). While you were (not) asleep: negotiation of times, routines, and rhythms through the infant’s transition process to early childhood and care. Revista Brasileira de Educação . Vol. 27.
White, E. Jayne; McNair, Lynn; Redder, Bridgette; Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Amorim, Katia de Souza; Harju, Kaisa; Westbrook, Fiona; Herold, Laura K. M.; Revilla, Yaiza Lucas; Marwick, Helen (2022). Enacted Pedagogies in First Transitions. First Transitions to Early Childhood Education and Care: Intercultural Dialogues across the Globe. Chapter 5. p. 109-135. Springer Nature.
Rutanen, Niina; Amorim, Katia de Souza; Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Harju, Kaisa; Revilla, Yaiza Lucas; White, E. Jayne (2022). Living the Space in First Transitions. First Transitions to Early Childhood Education and Care: Intercultural Dialogues across the Globe. Chapter 8. p. 199-224. Springer Nature.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2021). Babies in Motion within Daycare Transition:(Co) construction of Locomotor Exploration in a Brazilian Case Study. Fleer, Marilyn; Hedegaard, Mariane; Ødegaard, Elin Eriksen; Sørensen, Hanne Værum (Ed.). Qualitative Studies of Exploration in Childhood Education: Cultures of Play and Learning in Transition. Chapter 7. p. 147-162. Bloomsbury Academic.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Rossett-Ferreira, Maria Clotilde; Mello, Ana Maria Araújo de (2021). Providing outdoor experiences for infants and toddlers: Pedagogical possibilities and challenges from a Brazilian early childhood education centre case study. Grindheim, Liv Torunn; Sørensen, Hanne Værum; Rekers, Angela (Ed.). Outdoor Learning and Play Pedagogical Practices and Children's Cultural Formation. Chapter 3. p. 43-59. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2018). A coconstrução do fluxo locomotor em processos interativos bebê-bebê. Psicologia em Pesquisa.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Neder, Kaira; Dentz, Marisa von; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2022). Infants` socio-emotional experience and their transition to ECEC: on the lookout for group-oriented processes and constitution. International Research in Early Childhood Education Conference.
Neder, Kaira; Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Dentz, Marisa von; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2022). Manifestations of Emotional Well-Being in infants during the transition from beginning to ECEC attendance. 31st EECERA (European Early Childhood Education Research Association) Conference.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da; Amorim, Katia de Souza (2022). Provision, propositions and interactions: reflections on microgenetic trajectories of infants’ expanded movement across early transitions to ECEC. Second International Childlife Conference: Children and Young People in Everyday Life and Professional Practices.
Costa, Natália Meireles Santos da (2022). Micro genetic analysis applied in the analysis of social, environmental, and developmental aspects of interaction in ECEC. II International Symposium on Social Interactions in Inclusive Educational Settings. Tampere University.