PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES  AND  PROFILE

Appointed member of national
curriculum development commitees :
Curriculum Framework for 6 year olds (1988), ministerial committee (KUF &BFD)
    Guidance for early childhood education(1989),app. by Board of Compreh. Sch.
   ("Grunnskolerådet")
Evaluation of MA-dissertation programs at colleges, (1990) app. by Nat. Board of Ed.
    ("Lærerutdanningsrådet")
Committee for the revision of teacher training programs, (1991) app.by Nat. Board of
    Education ("Lærerutdanningsrådet")
Ministerial committee for the revision of the teacher training program of early childhood
    education (1991-92), (KUF)
Minister committee for evaluation of a suggested new teacher training program in early childhood education (1993), appointed by Ministry of Church, Education & Research (KUF)
Ministerial Committee for the eval. of an Educationional Program for 6-9 year olds (1993), KUF
Ministerial committee developing in service programs for school personnel in the field "Play and learning", in correspondence with the new Curriculum Guidelines,1996/97 (KUF)
 

Appointed member of evaluation committees
(evaluating applicants for positions at colleges
("tilsettinger og opprykk")  :               Several committees during the years 1983-1999

Committees for evaluation of dissertation : Several MA-students during the years from
                                                                      1978 -

Advisor for students writing dissertation : Several MA-students during the years from 1978 -

Appointed member of The National Board of Education, Norway :                      1994-98

Appointed member of the Rectorial Board of Colleges of Education :         1991-1994

Advisor of doctoral student (Dr. of phil.):    Co-advisor 1990-92, 2008-2012

Presenting paper at international conferences:
In 1982, 1983, presented paper at The American Educational Research Association's Annual   Meeting.

In 1985 paper at Nordic Conference of Music Education,
    Stavanger, Norway.
 
In 1987 paper presented at the 8th International Conference of Society
    for Test Anxiety Research (STAR), Bergen, Norway.
 
In 1998 presented paper at the International Conference on the
    Application of Psychology to the Quality of Learning and Teaching
    in Hong Kong.

In 1998 presented paper at American Educational Research Association, San Diego, USA.
 
In 1996 and 1999 presented paper at The International Toy Research
    Conference at Halmstad University, Sweden.
 
In 1999 presented paper at the 21. conference of The International
    Council of Children's Play, in Oslo, Norway.
 
In 2001 presented paper at the 22. Conference of The International
    Council of Children's Play, in Erfurt, Germany.
                                                                    
In 2004 presented paper at the conference “Self-Concept, Motivation and Identity:
    Where to from Here? in Berlin, Germany.

In 2005 presented paper at American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada

In 2005 presented paper at European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Dublin, Ireland.

In 2007 presented paper at European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Prague, Czeckia.

In 2007 presented paper at "FOU i praksis" i Trondheim, Norge.

In 2008 presented paper at European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Stavanger, Norge

In 2008 presented paper at "FOU i praksis" i Trondheim, Norge.

In 2009 presented paper at European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Strasbourg, France

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

1976 -  1980               Main research area : Music education. Main report : Dissertation for the Mag. Art. Degree "Utprøving av et metodisk opplegg i musikk. En felteksperimentell studie på 1. og 4. klassetrinn i barneskolen."(A 'New' Music Education Program. Field Experiments in the First and Fourth Grade of the Norwegian Comprehensive School.) Eng. article in Scand. J.  of Educational Research, 24 (1980), pp. 133-156. Also in the book: "Musikkpedagogikk. Generelle synspunkter og resultater
fra et skoleforskningsprosjekt." (Norsk Musikforlag)

1980 - 1989                Main research area : Student Motivation. Main report : Dissertation : "Motivasjon in klasserommet. En feltstudie på 4. klassetrinn."(1989, unpublished) Reports by Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign :1) Achievement Motivation and the Field of Music Education; 2) Assessment of Achievement Motives, Self-Perception, and Musical Abilities. A pilotstudy in Norway;
3) Elementary School Students' Motivation for the Genereal Music Program. A pilotstudy in
Urbana, Illinois. And also presentations at conferences.
 

1984 - 1990                Main research area: Children's Self Perceptions. Main reports and articles: 1) "Barns selvoppfatning 5-8 år, en vurderingsskala. 1984" 2) "Kultur- og tradisjonsformidling i barnehagen. Tverrfaglige studier med grunnlag i selvoppfatningsteori. En prosjektbeskrivelse", 1986  3) "Selvoppfatning hos barn 5-6 år. I boka: Hva skal vi gjøre med 6-åringene? (red. L. Heyerdahl-Larsen), 1989.
 

1990 - 1999                Main research area: Play and Learning in preschool and school. Main reports and books: 1) "Leik på alvor." Book publ. by Tano Publ. 1990. (2. utg. 2001) 2) "Utvikling, lek og læring." In the book:  "Det beste fra barnehage og skole" Tano Publ. 1995, 3) "Overgangen barnehage - småskole. Et forsknings- og utviklingsprosjekt i Nord-Trøndelag." Research report from North Troendelag Research Inst. 1998. (Co-author, main author OFL) 4) Play and Learning in the School. A New Motivational Approach to Education in Norway. Paper pres. at the First Int. Conference on the Application of Psychology to the Quality of teaching and Learning. Hong Kong, June 1998. 5) The book : "Lek - opplevelse - læring, i barnehage og skole". Tano Publ. 1999 (2. utg. 2004). lek - upplevelse - lãrande i fõrskola och skola. Svensk utg. Stockholm: Liber, 2002 + Leg - oplevelse - læring i børnehave og skole. Dansk utg. Århus: Forlaget Klim, 2005.
 

2000-                          Main research area: A Socio-cultural Motivational Perspective on Play and Learning   

                                   Main publications:

                                    1) Play and Learning in School. A Motivational Approach. In McInerney, D. & VanEtten, S. (2001) Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc.

                                    2) A Sociocultural Perspective on Play and Learning. Report from a primary shcool comparative study in Australia and Norway. Trondheim/Sydney, 2005. Authors: Ole F. Lillemyr, Dennis M. McInerney & Frode Søbstad.

                                    3) Play, Learning and Self-Concept in Primary School: A Multicultural Perspective. Authors: Ole F. Lillemyr, Dennis M. McInerney, Frode Søbstad & Harald Valås. Paper presented at the 3rd International Biennial SELF Research Conference in Berlin, Germany, July 2004.

                                    4) Self-Concept in Cultural Context: Harter's Perceived Competence Scale for Children. Authors: Dennis M. McInerney, Ole F. Lillemyr & Frode Søbstad. Paper presented on the 3rd International Biennial SELF Research Conference in Berlin, Germany, July 2004.

                                    5) Play, Learning and Self-Concept in Minority and Majority Groups: A Multicultural Perspective on Motivation. Authors: Ole F. Lillemyr, Dennis M. McInerney & Terri Flowerday. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of The American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 11-15, 2005, Montreal, Canada.

6) Students' relatedness: A neglected aspect of motivation and learning? Authors: O.F. Lillemyr, K. Marder, S. Søbstad & T. Flowerday.
Paper presented at AARE's international conference in Brisbane, Australia in 2008. Printed in AARE Conference Papers in 2009, ISSN 1324-9339.

7) Humour and self-concept: A multicultural perspective Authors: F. Søbstad & O.F. Lillemyr. Published in Journal of International Research in Early Childhood Education, vol 16, issue 2, 2009.

8) Indigenous and non-Indigenous primary school students' attitudes on play, humour, learning and self-concept - A comparative perspective. Published in European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, September, 2010. 

  

Beyond this, some research and books, articles, etc. have been focusing areas like didactics,
curriculum development, special education, organizational development in school, and health
care.