Katharina Düerkop (M.Ed.) studied German, music, and mathematics at the University of Bremen (Master of Education). During this time, she worked as a tutor for literary studies and scientific writing and was part of the editorial staff for the scientific website KinderundJugendmedien.de.
Since 2016, she is a holder of the Duale Promotion scholarship at the University of Bremen, which combines the teacher training (Referendariat) with a PhD Program. In 2018, she completed her teacher training (Zweites Staatsexamen).
Her research interests cover narrative childrens’ media – especially picture books, films and digital games – which she analyzes both from a perspective of media, game, and literary studies as well as German didactics. Her dissertation project, conducted during her teacher training, explores how to use narrative digital games to promote literary learning in primary schools.
Katharina presented her work on various conferences like Angst und Selbstermächtigung im Kinderfilm (Delmenhorst 2015), Kernprozesse in der Fachdidaktischen Entwicklungsforschung (Dortmund 2017), Visuelles Erzählen (Volkach 2017), Media meets Diversity @School (Delmenhorst 2018), Symposium Deutschdidaktik (Hamburg 2018) or Multimodales Erzählen im Deutschunterricht (Köln 2019).
Her publications include articles like Literary education with narrative digital games (in Arthur Bakker: Design Research in Education, Routledge 2018) or Computerspiel (in Tobias Kurwinkel & Philipp Schmerheim: Handbuch Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, J.B. Metzler, 2019).