Annual Research Symposium 2016 – Faculty of Education

Annual Research Symposium 2016 – Faculty of Education

The annual research symposium 2016 of the faculty of Education was held at the auditorium on 13th October 2016.The Dean of the faculty professor Manjula Vithanapathirana welcomed the gathering and the chief guest was senior professor Lakshman Dissanayake,Vice chancellor, University of Colombo.The theme of the faculty research symposium was strengthening the quality of teacher education and the keynote address was done by Dr SB Ekanayake,CEO Association for Educational Research and Development, Former basic education advisor, UNESCO/UNHCR, central Asia. Mr. Jude Nonis was the chairperson of the faculty symposium.Despite staff members of the faculty ,M.Ed students were also made presentations at the symposium and two parallel sessions were commenced from 11 am onwards in the auditorium and room no 1 .

Academic Sessions 


CLIL in secondary science revised curriculum: A mirage? – MV Vithanapathirana& NALA Nettikumara

A study of multicultural practice in secondary schools with multicultural background – LNP Wedikandage

An action research: Bridging the gap between the intended and implemented secondary level mathematics curriculum in bilingual educational contexts in Sri Lanka – W Chandradasa & D Keppetigoda

Pre-service teachers’ perceptions towards constructively aligned curriculum practices – DVK P Seneviratne

Challenges in incorporation of soft skills into the Bachelor of Education course: Lecturers’ perspectives SS Dahanayake

Assessment and Intervention on students with Dyslexia:  A Case study of a student support unit of a school in Sri Lanka – E Randeniya

School based instructional supervision process: major issues encountered by supervisors & teachers – WMS Weerakoon

English Language textbooks for primary grades: a scaffold for developing writing skills? – M  Perera

The status of the use of translanguaging as a technique in teaching Science in bilingual classes – M  Perera& SA Kularathne

Bilingual education policies and practice in Sri Lanka and its impact on the Bachelor of Education undergraduates in the university- ES Neranjani 

Scaffolding undergraduates to face English medium challenges: Students’ feedback on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) lessons – ZD Hussain

Reading for understanding: an action research on teaching reading comprehension in English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom – LCD Wickramanayake

The use of information and communication technology during the teaching practices of student teachers PKJE Nonis

An intercultural journey through four skills: embedding intercultural competence in English Language teacher training curriculum and the impact of it on classroom teaching – WM Pragnadarsane& SR  Tennekoon

The predictive validity of the grade five scholarship examination: A study based on the successful entry to the B.Ed programme – IGC Chandrakumara