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Science Education Unit

Name

Dr. W.D. Chandrasena

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Perad.), M.Phil. (CMB), Ph.D. (UWS, Australia)

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About Me

                                                             As a responsible academic, my strong intention is to become a highly acclaimed person who could integrate teaching, researching & counseling into the education process to produce high quality & skilful graduates with right attitudes towards benefit of the community through critical innovative and rational thinking. Thus, my overall vision is to become a High Calibre Educationist during my tenure to contribute enormously for a better future in this world through the aspects related to the field of Science Education.
                                                             I started my career as a High School Science and Mathematics teacher in a remote area of Viyaluwa Education Zone, Uva Province, Sri Lanka. As I wanted to continue my higher studies at the University level I admitted to the University of Peradeniya with 8.5 years of teaching experience. During the period of my school teaching I was able to gather a lot of experience in teaching and learning process. I have noticed that especially the students in remote areas need a proper motivation, facilitation, and guidance to continue their studies as the environment is not conducive and very much supportive towards their education.  Hence, I have the mission and the vision of supporting the learners towards their education through my endeavours becoming an effective and efficient educator nationally and internationally in my profession.

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director, Learning Resources, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2016 - 2020)

Former Acting Director, Staff Development Centre,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2015)

Course Coordinator, M.Sc. in Science Education, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Current) - (2014 Onwards)

Chemistry Subject Coordinator, M.Sc. in Science Education, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2015)

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Course Coordinator, Undergraduate Programme in Science Education, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2014 Onwards)

Visiting Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka - (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)

Co - Coordinator of Soft Skills Programme held at the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2013)

Co - coordinator of Career Guidance Programme held at the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (2013)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Memberships & Awards

Membership-Award

Young Scholar Best Paper Awards - Asia Pasific Educational Research Association & The Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference 2014

Membership-Award

PhD Scholarship (IPRS) International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award

Membership-Award

PhD Commended Award at Self - Conference in Germany

Membership-Award

Three minute thesis Competition Award by University of Western Sydney Australia

Teaching