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Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt

Worktitle
Professor
Department
Department for Physical Education
Phone
+47 23 26 24 97 / +47 900 44 205
E-mail
k.p.gurholt@nih.no

Area of responsibility

Responsible for NIH’s participation in the international ERASMUS MUNDUS joint masters degree programme Transcultural European Outdoor Education (TEOS) 2011—2017 and for NIH's participation in the Nordic joint masters degree programme Nordic Master in Friluftsliv Studies (Outdoor Studies) (NoFri), which is planned to start in the fall 2019.

Research

Cultural studies, gender and pedagogical analysis of Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Dance, grounded in ethnography, narrative and comparative methodologies

Education

Cultural studies, pedagogy, gender analysis, outdoor studies, physical education, teacher education, ethnography and narrative analysis, master studies.

 

Short biography

Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt, Dr is a Professor of Outdoor Studies (friluftsliv studies) and pedagogy at Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo. She is educated as an elementary teacher and a Physical Education teacher. She has practiced as a PE and elementary teacher in junior high school and since 1980 as a lecturer in higher education teacher education and PE/Outdoor Studies programmes. Her research interests include historical, cultural, gender and pedagogical analysis of Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Dance, grounded in ethnography, narrative and comparative methodologies. She co-edited Nature and Identity. The Culture of Nature (2003) and Aktive Liv [Active Living] (2010) and has published extensively in Norwegian and English-speaking journals. She was in authority of NIHs involvement in the international Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s degree Transcultural European Outdoor Studies (2011-2017) and is currently in authority of NIHs involvement in the coming joint master's degree programme Nordic Master in Friluftsliv (Outdoor) Studies (NoFri), planned to start in 2019. She was chair of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (2008-2012), and currently an advisory member of the board. She is a skier, mountaineer, dancer and gymnast.

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