2001-2004 Dean of
University of Education)
University of Education / School of Education, University of Iceland
1998-2001 Dean of Graduate Studies
University of Education)
1994-1998 Director of Graduate Studies (Curriculum)
1992-1999 Associate Professor. University
College of Education,
1988-1991 Assistant Professor: Curriculum and Instruction.
College of Education,
1982-1985 Director/Head of Department. The Teachers' Centre in
Reykjavík (A Division of the National Centre for Educational
1978-1982 Inspector. Social Studies Education. Ministry of Culture
1973-1978 Curriculum Material Development. Ministry of Culture and
1970-1976 Teacher. Reykjavík. Primary and lower secondary level
2006-2012 Editor of NETLA: An Online
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,
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.
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
Thoughts on School Reform in Iceland. Paper presented in
relation to the workshop The Challenge of School Transformation:
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
(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.
Sussex, Education Area.
(1983). "Media in Curriculum Development in
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.
Teaching and Learning in Icelandic schools
School Based Curriculum
Assessment Methods in Icelandic Schools
"The Game Bank"; A Collection of Educational Games for Classroom Use
Curriculum and Instruction: A Handbook for Teacher Students
Whole-School Evaluation (various projects)
Home address: Langahlid 11, 105
Phone: 5520633 / 896 3829