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Mats Melvold Hordvik

Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Outdoor Studies
+47 23 26 23 04

Area of responsibility

Mats is associate professor at the Department of Teacher Education and Outdoor Studies (50%) and at the NIHs Center for Teaching and Learning (50%).



Mats' primary focus is to link teaching-research-development.

His main research interests revolve around learning and teaching in higher education, teacher education, practitioner research (e.g., self-study methodology), continuous professional learning, and model-based practice.


Teacher education pedagogy, university pedagogy.

Short biography

Mats holds a master's degree in sports science from NIH with learning and coaching as the special field. The title of his master thesis is 'Learning through video feedback: an action research project on how to use video to contribute to team development'. In his doctoral project, Mats investigated learning and teaching in the teacher education program at NIH. The aim was to strengthen research that illuminates learning processes in teacher educators' teaching and professional development.

After his master's degree, Mats also has worked as a physical education teacher in high school. He has over 12 years of experience as a team handball coach.



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