Maren Aukerman, PhD

PhD in Education Graduate School of Education University of California, Berkeley

Maren Aukerman

Areas of Research

Meaning-making, literacy, classroom discourse
Dr. Aukerman’s research focuses on the relationship between talk, child agency, and literacy learning among children/youth and their teachers. She is particularly interested in how teachers engage with children’s non-standard interpretations of text, and how children’s meaning-making can become more honored and valued as a resource within classrooms. Dr. Aukerman’s additional areas of inquiry include sociocultural conceptualizations of reading comprehension; how second-language learners make sense of text through classroom dialogue; the affordances of various genres and modes for shared textual inquiry by child and adolescent readers; and documenting change over time in children’s participation in classroom talk about text.

Supervising degrees

Educational Research Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Educational Research Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Educational Research Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Educational Research Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Educational Research Masters: Seeking Students
Educational Research Masters: Seeking Students

Working with this supervisor

I am particularly interested in students whose work focuses on the perspectives, experiences, and understandings of children and adolescents during learning, and who think about teaching in terms of what it can mean for supporting learning that offers room for those perspectives, experiences, and understandings.

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