Dr. (Ms) P.R.K.A. Vitharana
 

Office Address: 

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

 Email: 

pushpa.vitharana@yahoo.com

Telephone: 

081-2392705 / 071-8152102

Personal Website: 
 
 
Biography:
Dr. P. R. K. A. Vitharana started her professional carrier as an English certified teacher in 1982. She worked as an English Trained Teacher, Science Graduate Teacher and a Lecturer in the Ruwanpura National College of Education prior to join as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education, University of Peradeniya.
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.Sc Open University of Sri Lanka, 1993
  • PGDE University of Peradeniya, 1995
  • MSc in Science Education, University of Peradeniya, 2000
  • PhD in Science Education, University of Peradeniya, 2006
  • English Trained - 1990
  • Diploma in Advanced English for Administrative and Academic Purposes, University of Colombo -1999
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, 2008 to date
  • Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2009 and 2010
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Science, 2007 to date
  • Lecturer, Ruwanpura National College of Education, 2001- 2008
  • Dean, Ruwanpura National College of Education, 2007
  • Trained Graduate Teacher 1990-2001
  • Certified English Teacher 1982 -1990
Memberships & Awards :
  • Life Member - Sri Lanka Association of the Advancement of Science
  • Member - Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES)
  • Secretary and Treasurer- Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES) 2013 to date
Research Intersests :
  • Science Education, Teacher Education, Educational Assessment, Primary Education
Research Publications :
  • Vitharana P. R. K. A. & Abeykoon Menike A.R.G.A.M (2011). Challenges of teaching science at secondary stage in the changing world. Conference proceedings of the 2 nd IOCES conference, Maldives, September 16-18, (pp. 133-142). Sri Lanka: PRESS (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Adikaram Vitharana, P. , (2010) " Learning through Activities " Iscom Technology Meepitiya
  • Vitharana, P. R. K. A. & Karunaratne, S. (2003). Teacher learning: Emphasis on activities. Maharagama: National institute of education, Research unit
  • Vitharana, P. R. K. A. & Karunaratne, S. (2005) Learning science through Environment Related Activities at key stage one . Ceylon Journal of sciences:Physical Sciences, 10, 125-130.
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