Dr. (Mrs) T.M.S.S.K. Yatigammana Ekanayake
 

Office Address: 

Department of Education,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 

syatigammana@yahoo.com

Telephone: 

081-2392712

Personal Website: 
 
 
Educational Qualifications:
  • National Diploma in Teaching (1994): National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc in Bio Sciences (1996) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (2000): University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.Sc in Science Education (2004) University of Peradeniya
  • Postgraduate Diploma in IT Education (2005): University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods (2011): University of Bristol, UK
  • PhD (2011) Graduate School of Education, The University of Bristol, UK
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, January 2012 to date
  • Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya April to September 2007
  • Visiting Lecturer, Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya December 2006 to April 2007
  • ICT teacher, Computer Resource Centre, Pilimatalawa, September 1999 to April 2007
  • Trained teacher, Pilimatalawa Central School, September 1997 to August 1999
  • Trained teacher, Teaching to primary school students. May 1994 to August 1997
Memberships & Awards :
  • Scholarship for the Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning, 2010, Gothenburg university, Sweden
  • Scholarship for the STELLAR Doctoral Consortium Workshop, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2-3 December, 2009
  • Membership, Member of International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
  • Membership,  Life Member of SriLanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Membership,  LifeMember of Science Education Alumni Association (SEAA)
Research Intersests :
  • Educational Technology, Mobile Learning, E Learning, Science Education, Pedagogy
Research Publications :
  • Books
  • YatigammanaEkanayake, S.,(2014), Support of Mobile Phones for Science Teachers: A Focus on Pedagogy . Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Book chapters
  • Karunaratne, S., Vitharana, P., Mahagamage, P.K., Irani, U., Yatigammana, S., “Knit together for a better service – towards a culture of collegiality in teaching science in Sri Lanka”, Reforming Teaching and Learning: Comparative perspectives in a Global Era (Book), Sense Publishers, 2009.
  • Journal papers
  • Ekanayake S., Wishart, J., “Integrating mobile phones into teaching and learning: A case study of teacher training through professional development workshop”, British Journal of Educational Technology, JAN 2014, DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12131.
  • YatigammanaEkanayake S., Wishart, J., “Mobile phone images and video in science teaching and learning”, Learning, Media and Technology, Volume 39, Issue 2, 2014, pp 229 – 249.
  • T.M.S.S.K.Y. Ekanayake J.M. Wishart , “Developing teachers' pedagogical practice in teaching science lessons with mobile phones”, Technology, Pedagogy and Education (Volume 23, Issue 2, 2014, pp 131 – 150.
  • Ekanayake T.M.S.S.K., Wishart, J.M., “Identifying the potential of mobile phone cameras in science teaching and learning: A case study undertaken in Sri Lanka”, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL), Vol 3, No 2, April-June 2011, pp 16-30 (Downlaod)
  • YatigammanaEkanayake S., Wishart, J.M., “Investigating the Possibility of Using Mobile Phones for Science Teaching and Learning: Is it a Viable Option for Sri Lanka?”, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education (IJCDSE), Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2011, pp 372-380.
  • Conference papers
  • T.M. SakunthalaYatigammana. Ekanayake, K. Samarakoon, S.D.K. Wijesundera, “Novel way of using mobile phone for a science learning activity”, Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International conference, November 19-22, 2014, Hong Kong.
  • T.M.SakunthalaYatigammana.Ekanayake, K. Samarakoon, S.D.K.Wijesundera, “Novel way of using mobile phone for a science learning activity”, London International Conference on Education (LICE-2014), November 10-12, 2014, London.
  • T.M.SakunthalaYatigammana.Ekanayake, K. Samarakoon, S.D.K.Wijesundera, “Effective way of facilitating outside science learning activities using mobile phones in a private network”, University Research Sessions (IPURSE 2014), University of Peradeniya, 4 &5 July 2014.
  • S.D.K.Wijesundera, T.M.SakunthalaYatigammanaEkanayake, "Now I Have a Place in my Class": Students' outcomes in an Action Research study of improving Mathematics achievements”,University Research Sessions (IPURSE 2014), University of Peradeniya, 4 &5 July 2014.
  • RasikaKalupahanage, T.M.SakunthalaYatigammanaEkanayake, ”Difficulties faced by teachers when practicing received professional Development activities in the classroom”,University Research Sessions (IPURSE 2014), University of Peradeniya, 4 &5 July 2014.
  • T.Sakeetharan,T.M.S.S.K.Yatigamana,”How does cooperative learning help to increase productive talking among the students in science learning?”,University Research Sessions (IPURSE 2014), University of Peradeniya, 4 &5 July 2014.
  • T.M.S.S.K.YatigammanaEkanayake, “Usage of Technology science teaching and learning in Sri Lanka: Can mobile phones be an ideal candidate?”, University Research Sessions (PURSE 2012), University of Peradeniya, 4 July 2013.
  • V.N.Dawatawaththa, S.K.R.Jayawardana, K.M.U.K.Kallora, A.P.Kandegedara, W.S.M.B.S.Wanigasekara, T.M.S.S.K.Y.Ekanayake, “A case study to explore whether the teachers use their computer literacy to enhance the effectiveness of teaching in secondary level classes”, University Research Sessions (PURSE 2012), University of Peradeniya, 4 July 2013.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Enhancing students' active participation by integrating mobile phones into science teaching and learning”, 3rd conference Indian Ocean Comparative learning Society (IOCES), Faculty of Education, KhonKaen University, Thailand, 21-23 January, 2013.
  • R.P. Kalupahanage, T.M. SakunthalaYatigammanaEkanayake, “Teachers Continuous Professional Development: Can Science Teachers be Up-To-Date with New Challenges”, 3rd conference Indian Ocean Comparative learning Society (IOCES), Faculty of Education, KhonKaen University, Thailand, 21-23 January, 2013.
  • H.M.N. Herath, T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Use of electronic device for learning”, 3rd conference Indian Ocean Comparative learning Society (IOCES), Faculty of Education, KhonKaen University, Thailand, 21-23 January, 2013.
  • T. Sakeetharan, TM.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Developing Students' Scientific Attitudes in Science Learning among the Grade-7 Students Using Cooperative Learning, 3rd conference Indian Ocean Comparative learning Society (IOCES), Faculty of Education, KhonKaen University, Thailand, 21-23 January, 2013.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Possibility of integrating mobile phones for science teaching and learning in Sri Lanka: Findings from professional development workshops and a follow-up study”, 68th Annual conference, Sri Lanka association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 10-14 December 2012, Open University, Colombo.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “How To Overcome Challenges Caused By Lack of ICT Resources In Sri Lankan Schools?”, International research conference on Humanities and Social sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 8-9, November 2012.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Adding a new dimension to teaching and learning in Sri Lankan schools”, International research conference, 20-21 July 2012, University of Jaffna.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “The use of mobile phone video capture facility in laboratory experiment: Aspects of the teacher's pedagogy”, British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2011 - Institute of Education, London, 6th – 8th September 2011.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, “Integration of mobile phones with existing ICT to enhance science teaching and learning effectiveness: a case study carried out in Sri Lanka”, EDULEARN, 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona (Spain), 4th-6th July 2011.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, J.M. Wishart, “Using mobile phones in implementing science lessons: teachers' pedagogical practices”, 9th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (Mlearn 2010), October 20-22, Malta, pp 32-39.
  • T.M.S.S.K YatigammanaEkanayake, J.M. Wishart, “Are Sri Lankan Teachers Ready to Use Mobile Phones in Science Teaching and Learning?”, London International Conference on Education (LICE-2010), September 6-8, 2010, London, pp 188-192.
  • Ekanayake T.M.S.S.K., Wishart, J.M., “Identifying the potentials of mobile phone camera in science teaching and learning: A case study undertaken in Sri Lanka”, IADIS International Conference, March 2010, Porto, pp 11-18.
  • Ekanayake, T.M.S.S.K., Wishart, J.M., “Use of the video function of mobile phones for science teaching”, Learning Futures Festival, Leicester, UK, 7-14 January 2010 (on-line).
  • YatigammanaEkanayake, T.M.S.S.K., “How can mobile phones be used with ICT applications to enhance teachers' pedagogical practice in secondary level science education in Sri Lanka?”, Poster presented at the STELLAR Doctoral Consortium Workshop, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2-3 December, 2009.
  • YatigammanaEkanayake, T.M.S.S.K, “Mobile phones for teaching and learning science”, (A web document), http://www.schoolnet.lk/research/mobile_phones_for_teaching_learning_science/ .
  • Ekanayake, T.M.S.S.K., Wishart, J.M., Sethunge, P., “Mobiles phones for Science teaching and learning”, 27th National IT Conference (NITC), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9-10 September 2009, pp 118
  • Ekanayake, T.M.S.S.K., “Mlearn readiness of Sri Lankan teachers”, Doctoral Conference, The University of Bristol, 12 June 2009.
  • Yatigammana, T.M.S.S.K., Karunaratne, S., “Role play as an active teaching learning approach in science (ATLAS)”, 62nd Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, December 2006.
  • Yatigammana, T.M.S.S.K., Karunaratne, S., “Panel discussion as an effective method to involve students in learning science”, Proceedings of the 61st Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 12 – 17, December 2005, Page 88.

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