Current Research Interests

Publications in English

Current Projects



  • 2001-2004 Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Iceland University of Education)
  • 1999- Professor. Iceland University of Education / School of Education, University of Iceland
  • 1998-2001 Dean of Graduate Studies (Iceland University of Education)
  • 1994-1998 Director of Graduate Studies (Curriculum)
  • 1992-1999 Associate Professor. University College of Education, Iceland
  • 1988-1991 Assistant Professor: Curriculum and Instruction. University College of Education, Iceland
  • 1982-1985 Director/Head of Department. The Teachers' Centre in Reykjavík (A Division of the National Centre for Educational Materials)
  • 1978-1982 Inspector. Social Studies Education. Ministry of Culture and Education
  • 1973-1978 Curriculum Material Development. Ministry of Culture and Education
  • 1970-1976 Teacher. Reykjavík. Primary and lower secondary level


  • 2006-2012 Editor of NETLA: An Online Educational Magazine:
  • 1988-1992 Various responsibilities for the Icelandic Association of Writers of Curriculum and Academic Materials.
  • 1980-1981 Radio Programmes for Children.
  • 1978-Various committee work for the Ministry of Culture and Education, the National Centre for Educational Materials, the University College of Education and the Icelandic Teachers' Unions.
  • 1975- Curriculum writer: Various curriculum materials for the primary and lower secondary level: Textbooks (History and Social Studies), teachers' guides, educational games and simulations. Handbooks and guides for teachers.
  • 1974- Adviser: Various curriculum development programmes. Adviser to the Ministry of Culture and Education on various issues. Advisory role to the National Centre for Educational Materials. Educational consultation for educational authorities and municipalities. Also various school based curriculum development projects (curriculum, teaching methods, assessment)
  • 1974- Various in-service courses and workshops for teachers: Social Studies Education, Open Education, Differentiation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Analysis, Educational Technology, Assessment, Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Course Design, Presentation Techniques, Educational Games.

Current Research Interests:

Curriculum and instruction, teaching methods, differentiated curriculum, classroom management, the use of educational games, curriculum development, educational change, assessment and evaluation, classroom management, team-teaching.

Publications in English:

  • (2010). Providing Students with Uninterrupted Learning Experiences: A Success Story from Iceland. Í Honigsfeld, A. og Cohan, A. (ritstj.), Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (bls. 257–263). New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • (1998). Continuous Multidimensional Assessment. An Assessment Framework for a New Integrated School Subject Emphasising Life Skills, Social Education, Human Values, Ethics, Citizenship and Religious Education. A Proposal Prepared for the Board of Scientific Advisors on the Life Skills, Ethics, and Religious Science Program of the Brandenburg Ministry of Education. Also available in German.
  • (1998). Thoughts on School Reform in Iceland. Paper presented in relation to the workshop The Challenge of School Transformation: What Works, Berlin, February 26th-28th 1998.
  • (1996). The Use of Curriculum Materials. EERA Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1, 21-28.1992.
  • (1992). The Role, Use and Impact of Curriculum Materials in Intermediate Level Icelandic Classrooms. D.Phil Thesis. The University of Sussex.
  • (1989). An Icelandic Research Project: The Schoolbook in the Icelandic Classroom - Some Implications for Writers of Curriculum Materials. A lecture prepared for Läromedelsförfattarnas Förening [The Swedish Association of Textbook Authors] in Sweden.
  • (1988). A Research Account: The Schoolbook in the Icelandic Classroom - Implications for Writers of Curriculum Materials. A Lecture Prepared for The Icelandic Association of Writers of Academic and Curriculum Materials. Presented at the Conference of Scandinavian Textbook Writers in Reykjavík, June 19th.
  • (1987). Curriculum Material Development in a Small Society. Educational Media International, Vol. 24, No. 2, 156-161.
  • (1986). Improving Curriculum Development in Iceland through Curriculum Analysis. M.A. Dissertation. University of Sussex, Education Area.
  • (1983). "Media in Curriculum Development in Iceland." In The Integration of Media Into the Curriculum. Tucker, R.N. (ed.) A Dossier for the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM/CIME). Has also appeared as a chapter in (1986) The Integration of Media Into the Curriculum. Tucker, R.N. (ed.). London: Kogan Page.
  • (1980). A Brief Report on the Revision of Materials and Teaching of Social Studies in Iceland. Reykjavík: The Ministry of Education, Department of Educational Research and Development.




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