Tove I. Dahl is a Professor of Educational Psychology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Her research interests span learning, motivation, language and culture with a focus on both theory and practice. Her work for the recently completed Northern InSights program funded by the Norwegian Research Council focused on interest, emotion and learning in tourism – tourism being all about experiencing new places, people and activities in relatively in self-chosen ways.
Dahl also has an adjunct position with the Concordia Language Villages (CLV) in The US, a cutting edge language and culture immersion program. The overall mission of CLV’s work is to inspire courageous world citizens. Every CLV program is therefore designed to help participants of all ages learn new ways to think and be in the world by experiencing new places, people and activities in a unique residential learning environment. Sometimes, experiencing new ways of being – no matter what the environment – takes courage. Courage is at the heart of Dahl’s current research.