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Marc Esser-Noethlichs

Marc Esser-Noethlichs



I have a relatively broad academic background since I have a degree in physics and pedagogy from the University of Cologne in Germany, and sports science from the German Sports University in Cologne. During my PhD studies at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, I delved into the topic of diversity and intercultural pedagogy. I focused on the concept of otherness/strangeness as a socially constructed phenomenon that, on the one hand, is a part of learning and development but, on the other hand, can become a starting point for problems and conflicts between individuals and different groups. Xenophobia or hate against strangers are examples of this.

Research and teaching

Methodologically, I have the most experience with developing measurement instruments and intervention research. I have extensive teaching experience in various bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs where I teach both practical and theoretical topics including qualitative and quantitative research methods. In my research, I am most interested in the field of didactics in light of educational theory (the concept of 'Bildung') and professional development.

Currently, I am focusing on teacher education in physical education and sports with the aim of investigating how we can promote our students' personal and professional development during their studies. Through systematic reflection on students' personal teaching experiences, we try to stimulate their professional development from within so that they become more confident in their teaching role and at the same time open to new experiences.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Subject didactics   Physics   Physical education and sport psychology

Subject areas

Track and field   Professional Development in Teacher Education   Bildung in Teacher Education   Research Methodolgy   Judo in Physical Education   Swimming


Germany   Norway

Scientific publications

Haugen, Anders L. Hage ; Riiser, Kirsti ; Esser-Noethlichs, Marc ; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard (2023). Fostering pupils’ critical health literacy: examining the potential of physical education in lower secondary school. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living. Vol. 5.

Haugen, Anders L. Hage ; Esser-Noethlichs, Marc ; Riiser, Kirsti ; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard (2023). Understanding Critical Health Literacy Among Adolescents: Psychometric Properties of the CHLA Questionnaire in Lower Secondary Schools in Norway. Journal of School Health.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc ; Løndal, Knut (2022). Didactics in Organised Sport and Physical Education in Norway -- Several Concepts with Unclear Boundaries,. Höger, Brigitta; Kleiner, Konrad (Ed.). Sports Didactics in Europe History, Current Trends and Future Developments. p. 195-216. Waxmann Verlag.

Haugen, Anders L. Hage ; Riiser, Kirsti ; Esser-Noethlichs, Marc ; Hatlevik, Ove Edvard (2022). Developing Indicators to Measure Critical Health Literacy in the Context of Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Vol. 19.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc (2021). Inkludering i lys av allmenndanning og den kritisk-konstruktive didaktikken. Standal, Øyvind Førland; Rugseth, Gro (Ed.). Inkluderende kroppsøving. p. 145-165. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc (2019). Nye tverrfaglige temaer i et kroppsøvingsfaglig perspektiv. Vinje, Erlend Ellefsen; Skrede, Joar (Ed.). Fremtidens kroppsøvingslærer. p. 50-72. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc (2016). Kvalitativ bevegelseslæring i friidrett. Kvikstad, Ingvild (Ed.). Motorikk i et didaktisk perspektiv. p. 223-236. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc (2016). Hvordan kan dannelsesprosesser fremmes i kroppsøving? Dannelsens didaktiske dimensjoner eksemplifisert med judo. Vinje, Erlend Ellefsen (Ed.). Kroppsøvingsdidaktiske utfordringer. p. 115-142. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc ; Midthaugen, Per (2015). Interkulturell læring og inkludering i kroppsøving - noen fagdidaktiske refleksjoner. Standal, Øyvind Førland; Rugseth, Gro (Ed.). Inkluderende kroppsøving. p. 96-120. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Esser-Noethlichs, Marc (2014). "Svømmingens fysikk" - et tverrfaglig undervisningsprosjekt. Vingdal, Inger Marie (Ed.). Fysisk aktiv læring. p. 152-176. Gyldendal Akademisk.

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