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Kristin Walseth

Kristin Walseth



Kristin Walseth is professor of physical education at the Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education within the Faculty of Education and International Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University.

Her research focuses on physical education, health and diversity issues in education. Her ongoing NRC funded project targets the new cross-curricular topic 'Public Health and Life Skills' in school. Her most recent publications are on young people, social media and body issues.  

Kristin Walseth is also involved in education research with diversity perspectives. She has published articles on physical education and gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religion. She has previously been involved in sport research, her Ph.D. thesis (2006) is on sport as an arena for integration of minority youth. 

Kristin Walseth gives lectures and is responsible for courses in teacher education at bachelor-, master-, and Ph.D. level. She is currently main supervisor for two doctoral candidates. 

Collaboration and assignments
Editorial board member for 'Sport, Education & Society'.
Ongoing research collaboration with researchers from UK, US, and New Zealand.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Subject didactics

Subject areas

Educational research   Higher education studies   Physical education   Diversity and Inclusion



Research projects

  • Literacies for Health and Life Skills

    The “Literacies for Health and Life Skills” (HLS) project aims to develop and implement a new didactic approach that will enable pre-service teachers to facilitate the development of young people´s health and life skills.

Scientific publications

Langnes, Tonje Fjogstad ; Kilanowska, Jolanta ; Walseth, Kristin ; Oliver, Kimberly (2024). Opening our eyes to student-centered practice. Learning from preservice teachers' experiences. Shilcutt, Jackie; Oliver, Kimberly; Luguetti, Carla (Ed.). An Activist Approach to Physical Education and Physical Activity. Imagining What Might Be. Routledge.

Walseth, Kristin ; Khan, Hummam (2023). Minoritetsstudenters møte med friluftsliv i kroppsøvingslærerutdanningen. Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education. Vol. 7.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie ; Stefansen, Kari ; Langnes, Tonje Fjogstad ; Walseth, Kristin (2023). The formation of classed health lifestyles during youth: A two-generational, longitudinal approach. Sociology of Health and Illness.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie ; Walseth, Kristin ; Standal, Øyvind Førland (2023). Bakgrunn for temaet Folkehelse og livsmestring. Walseth, Kristin; Standal, Øyvind Førland (Ed.). Folkehelse og livsmestring - med utgangspunkt i fagene. Universitetsforlaget.

Aartun, Iselin ; Lambert, Karen; Walseth, Kristin (2023). How pupils’ playfulness creates possibilities for pleasure and learning in physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.

Langnes, Tonje Fjogstad ; Walseth, Kristin (2021). This is what I learned about the body on social media: PETE students’ experiences with body pressure and body positivity. Sport, Education and Society.

Eriksen, Ingunn Marie ; Walseth, Kristin (2021). Med kropp som prosjekt. Ødegård, Guro; Pedersen, Willy (Ed.). UNGDOMMEN. p. 153-172. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Engebretsen, Berit; Walseth, Kristin ; Elvebakk, Lisbeth (2020). Jenter og kroppsøving. Hvordan kan en aktivistisk tilnærming bedre jenters erfaring med kroppsøvingsfaget?. Norsk pedagogisk tidsskrift. Vol. 104.

Aartun, Iselin ; Walseth, Kristin ; Standal, Øyvind Førland ; Kirk, David (2020). Pedagogies of embodiment in physical education - a literature review. Sport, Education and Society.

Aasland, Erik ; Walseth, Kristin ; Engelsrud, Gunn Helene (2019). The constitution of the ‘able’ and ‘less able’ student in physical education in Norway. Sport, Education and Society. Vol. 25.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete