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Professor Ole Fredrik Lillemyr

After completing teacher training certificate, Lillemyr studied music and education at the university (NTNU, Trondheim). Lillemyr holds the degree of Magister Artium in Education (about equivalent to a Ph.D.).

He has taught at primary and secondary school, at the university (all levels), and in the teacher training of early childhood education at Queen Maud University College in Trondheim, Norway, mainly in master programs. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Illinois in 1980/81. He is Professor of Education at QMUC.

He has written and co-authored 19 books and several research articles, book chapters, and research reports. Primary research interests are self-concept, motivation, curriculum development, leadership, play, and learning.
1. Lillemyr, O.F. (2001) Play and Learning in School: A Motivational Approach. In McInerney, D. & Van Etten,S. (Eds.) Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning Greewich, CT:  Information Age Publishing Inc.

2. Lillemyr, O.F.; Fagerli, O. & Søbstad, F. (2001) A Global Perspective on Early Childhood Care and Education.: Need of a New Model.  Monograph  no. 17/2001, published by UNESCO, Paris.

3. Lillemyr, O.F. (2002) Reform 97 in Norway A new perspective on motivation and learning? Nordic Educational Research,  no. 1, 2002.   

4. Lillemyr, O.F. (2003) Play in School - The Teacher’s Role In Saracho, O.N. & Spodek,B. (Eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education. Greewich, CT:  Information Age Publishing Inc.   

5. Lillemyr, O.F., Søbstad, F., McInerney, D. & Valaas, H. (2004) Learning and Self-Concept in Primary School: A Multicultural Perspective.  Article based on paper presented at the conference Self-Concept, Motivation and Identity: Where to from Here? The 3rd International Biennial SELF Research Conference in Berlin 4.–7. July. Published in Conference Proceedings, ISBN 1 74108 073 8

6. Lillemyr, O.F. (2005) A Global Perspective on Early Childhood Education: Characteristic Traits and Research in Norway. In Saracho, O.N. & Spodek, B. (Eds.) International Perspectives on Research in Early Childhood Education Greewich, CT:  Information Age Publishing

7. Lillemyr, O.F. (2007) Social Learning through Social Motivation. In Spodek, B. & Saracho, O.N. (Eds.) Contemporary Perspectives on Socialization and Social Development in Early Childhood Education. In the series Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59311-633-0 eller ISBN 978-59311-634-7

8. Lillemyr, O.F. (2007) Motivasjon og selvforståelse:. Hva ligger bak det vi gjør? (Motivation and selfunderstanding: What is behind what we are doing?) Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

9. Lillemyr, O.F., Marder, K. Søbstad, F. & Flowerday, T. (2009) Students’ Relatedness – A Neglected Aspect of Motivation and Learning? Article based on paper presented at the AARE international conference in Brisbane, Australia, 30 November – 4 December, 2008. Published in AARE Conference Papers 2009 ISSN 1324-9339. http://www.aare.edu.au/08pap/lil08659.pdf

10. Lillemyr, O.F. (2009) Taking Play Seriously: Children and Play in Early Childhood Education – An Exciting Challenge Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60752-114-3 (paperback) and ISBN 978-1-60752-115-0 (hard cover).

11. Lillemyr, O., Søbstad, S., Marder, K. & Flowerday, T. (2010) Indigenous and non-Indigenous Primary School Students’ Attitudes on Play, Humour, Learning and Self-Concept – A Comparative Perspective. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, vol. 18, (2010), no. 2, 243-267

12. Lillemyr, O.F. (2011) Lek – opplevelse – læring, i barnehage og skole. (Play- Experience – Learning, in Early Childhood Education and Care) 3.ed. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

13. Lillemyr. O.F., Søbstad, F., Marder, K. & Flowerday, T. (2011) A Multicultural Perspective on Play and Learning in Primary School, International Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 43, issue 1 (2011), pp. 43 ff.

14. Lillemyr, O.F.; Dockett, S. & Perry, B. (2013) (Eds.) Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning: Theory and Research on Early Years Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.