PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND PROFILE
Appointed member of
curriculum development commitees :
Curriculum Framework for 6 year olds (1988), ministerial committee (KUF
Guidance for early childhood education(1989),app. by Board
of Compreh. Sch.
Evaluation of MA-dissertation programs at colleges, (1990) app. by Nat. Board
Committee for the revision of teacher training programs, (1991) app.by Nat.
Ministerial committee for the revision of the teacher training program of early
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
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
(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
Advisor for students
writing dissertation : Several MA-students during the years from 1978 -
Appointed member of The
National Board of Education, Norway
Appointed member of the
Rectorial Board of Colleges of Education
Advisor of doctoral
student (Dr. of phil.): Co-advisor 1990-92, 2008-2012
Presenting paper at
In 1982, 1983, presented paper at The American Educational
Research Association's Annual Meeting.
In 1985 paper at Nordic Conference of Music Education,
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
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
Council of Children's Play, in Erfurt, Germany.
In 2004 presented paper at the conference “Self-Concept, Motivation and
Where to from Here? in Berlin,
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,
In 2008 presented paper at European Early Childhood
Education Research Association, Stavanger, Norge
In 2008 presented paper at "FOU i praksis" i Trondheim,
In 2009 presented paper at European Early Childhood
Education Research Association, Strasbourg, France
- 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)
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
3) Elementary School Students' Motivation for the Genereal Music Program.
A pilotstudy in Urbana, Illinois. And also
presentations at conferences.
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),
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.
Main research area: A Socio-cultural Motivational Perspective on Play and
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,
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,