Dr. F.M. Nawastheen

Lecturer

Secondary and Tertiary Education
Faculty of Education
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Senior Lecturer Grade II
Contact:

Central Campus, Department of Secondary & Tertiary Education, Faculty of Education

Office: 112881234, Ext: 239 Mobile: 773202347

Email: fmnaw@ou.ac.lk nawasdeen@yahoo.com


I am Fareed Mohamed Nawastheen, working as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Secondary & Tertiary Education, Faculty of Education of the Open University of Sri Lanka. I was from Jaffna, obtained school education in the Jaffna Osmaniya College and did my bachelor degree in University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Further, I did my Master in Curriculum & Instruction in the Universiti Putra Malaysia and then I did my PhD in Curriculum & Pedagogy in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

I wish to serve my country through my academic and research contributions.

Area of Specialization:

Curriculum & Pedagogy, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Teaching Geography

Research Intrests:

Curriculum & Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Educational Technology. Foundations in Education

Contributions:
  1. Memeber of Research Team in study on Programme for School Improvement-The Ministry Of Education Achievements of Activities/ Programmes Related To Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIS) for the Period 2012 To June 2016, Sri Lanka Association for The Advancement Of Education (SLAAED)- 2016
  2. Memeber of Research Team in study on Programme for School Improvement-The Ministry Of Education Achievements of Activities/ Programmes Related To Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIS) for the Period 2012 To June 2015, Sri Lanka Association for The Advancement Of Education (SLAAED)- July 2015
  3. Member of Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme Revision,Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education- 2015.
  4. Member of  Syllabus Development Committee for the subject Curriculum- Theory & Practice of Post Graduate Diploma in Education degree Programme, Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education-2015
  5. Member of  Syllabus Development Committee for the subject General Teaching Methods of B.Ed Degree Programme, Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education-2015
  6. Member of  Syllabus Development Committee for the subject Geography of B.Ed Degree Programme, Department of Institutional Development, National Institute of Education-2015
  7. Resource Person for Training Visiting Lecturers of PGDE Programme for the subject Curriculum-Theory & Practice, Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education- 2015.
  8. Resource Person for Training Visiting Lecturers of B.Ed Programme for the subject Curriculum-Theory & Practice, Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education- 2015.
  9. Resource Person for Training Visiting Lecturers of B.Ed Programme for the subject General Teaching Methods, Department of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education- 2015.
  10. Syllabus Development Committe Member for the Subject Geography- A/L for 2016, Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education 2015
  11. Translator of an article to the Tamil translation of the second edition of National Atlas of Sri Lanka, Survey Department of Sri Lanka -2014
  12. Member of Modernized Competency Based Curriculum Reforms Committee for Geography Grades 6-13 (for the period 2006-2010), Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education
  13. Member of writer Panel of Teacher Instructional Manual for Geography, Grades 6-13 (for the period 2006-2010), Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education
  14. Resource Person for Traing ISA for Geography Grades 6-13 (for the period 2006-2010), Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education
  15. Writer of Additional Resading Book for students on Earthquake (Sinhala & Tamil), Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education
  16. Translator of Additional Resading Book for students on Cyclone (Tamil), Department of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education
Programmes Coordination:

M.Ed Degree Programme

Course Coordination:

Curriculum Theory and Practice

Awards:
  1. Graduate on Time award for PhD- awarded by Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2014
  2. Sengadagala Lions Club’s Sri Pathirana Memorial Prize for Geography, 1997. (Award for Degree)
  3. Enright Memorial Prize for Best performance in GAQ in Geography 1993
  4. Peradeniya Art Fund for Best performance in GAQ in Geography 1993
  5. Genige Cook Memorial Prize for Best performance in GAQ in Geography 1993
Researches:

Book

  1. Nawastheen, F.M.,& Safeer M.U.M. (2020). Usaaththunaiyidal Baanikal: APA usaaththunaiyidalukkaana valikattal kurippukaludan (Referencing Styles: with APA referencing guildlines),Jaffna, Jeewanathi. ISBN: 978-955-0958-21-4
  2. Nawastheen, F. M., & Shifani, R. (2019). Suya Olungupaduthappatta Kattral (Self-Regulated Learning). Jaffna: Jeevanathi
  3. Nawastheen, F.M.& S.A.C.M.Karamath (2010), Puvi Nadukkam (Earthquake) Additional Reading Book for School Students, National Institute of Education ISBN 978-955-674-126-1
  4. Nawastheen, F.M.& S.A.C.M.Karamath (2010), Boomikampaa (Earthquake) Additional Reading Book for School Students, National Institute of Education ISBN 978-955-674-118-6

Thesis – Unpublished

Nawastheen, F. M. (2014). Evaluating geography teachers concerns towards the 5E instructional model in the competency based curriculum reforms of Sri Lanka Doctoral Degree, Unpublished, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.

Journal   

  1.  Fareedha,M.R.F. &  Nawastheen, F.M.(2020). Participation of Muslim male students of Matale education zone in higher education […??…??…??…?�…??…??…?? …??…?ý…?�…?æ…?¨ …?æ…?ý…?? …??…?�…??…?�…?ý…?¨…??…?� …??…?œ…?� …??…??…?œ…?æ…?ø…?�…??…??…?� …??…??…?ø…?�…??…?ý…?�…?æ…?¨…??…?¨…?ý…?� …?¦…??…?�…??…?�…?¦…?ñ…?�…?ñ…?�…??…?ý…?� – …??…?ø…?� …??…??…?�…?æ…?�]. Muallim Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities4(2), 17-32. https://doi.org/10.33306/mjssh/61
  2. Nawastheen, F. M. (2019). Educational and curriculum changes in Sri Lanka: In light of literature Muallim Journal of Social Science and      Humanities, 3(3), 342-361. doi: https://doi.org/10.33306/mjssh/26
  3. Nawastheen, F.M., Wanasinghe, W.M.S. and Senaviratne, P., 2017. A Study on PGDE Student- Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in the Sri Lankan Context. OUSL Journal, 12(1), pp.27–44.DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v12i1.7360
  4. Safeek.N.M.M. and F.M.Nawastheen, (2016), Vakupparaik katral karpithal seyarnaadukalin viruthiyil athibarin pothanaa talaimaiththuvam.(Principals’ Instructional Leadership in developing classroom teaching & learning activities), Vol 5 (1), PP 5-24, Educationalist Research Journal, Educational Publication Centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, ISSN 1800-1378
  5. Nawastheen, F.M.(2017), Geography Teachers’ Innovation Configuration of 5E Model in the implementation of Curriculum Reforms in Sri Lanka,Vol 6 (1) pp5-22 Educationalist Research Journal, Educational Publication Centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka ISSN 1800-1378
  6. Mohamed Azmie, F.M. Nawastheen (2017), The Students’ Enrollment in the Bilingual Education in the Kalmunai Education Zone (2017) Vol 6(2), pp 10-20, Educationalist Research Journal, Educational Publication Centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, ISSN 1800-1378
  7. Nawastheen, F. M. (2014). Evaluating geography teachers concerns towards the 5E instructional model in the competency    based  curriculum reforms of Sri Lanka, Thesis Submitted for Doctoral Degree, Unpublished, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.
  8.  Nawastheen, F.M. Sharifah Nor Puteh and Tamby Subahan Mohd. (2014).Teachers’ Levels of Use of the 5E Instructional Model in the Implementation of Curriculum Reforms in Sri Lanka.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(17): 3561-3570.

Conference

  1. Nawastheen F.M., Moahmed Azmie (2017) Teachers’ Perception towards Difficulties of Bilingual Students in the Schools of Kalmunai Education Zone Paper Presented at the Ruhunu University International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences – March 28-29, 2017.
  2. Nawastheen F.M., Moahmed Azmie (2017)  The Students’ Enrollment in the Bilingual Education in the Kalmunai Education Zone, Paper Presented at the IntSym-2017 held on 7 & 8th December 2017 at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  3. Nawastheen F.M. & Sharifah Nor (2016), Paper presented on Teachers’ Innovation Configuration of 5E Model in the Implementation of Competency Based Curriculum Reforms in Sri Lanka, 2016/10/31,  The 7th UPSI-UPI International Conference in Education, At Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  4. Safeek N. M. M., and  F.M. Nawastheen (2016) The Instructional Leadership Role of Principals in Developing Good Practices in Teaching & Learning Process in The Tamil Medium Schools Of Puttalam District In Sri Lanka, Paper Presented at the 6th International Symposium 2016, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1940?show=full
  5. Vasanthamalar K., and  F.M. Nawastheen (2016) Managerial Roles of School Principals in Handling Conflict Between Principal and Teachers in Their Interaction in Teldeniya Tamil Medium Schools, Paper Presented at the 6th International Symposium 2016, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/1941
  6. Nawastheen, F.M., L.R.Gonsalkorale, W.M.S.Wanasinghe, P.Seniviratne (2016) A study of PGDE student-Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs in the eaching and Leaning Process, Paper presented at the 30th Annual Confenrence of the Asian Association of Open Universities. 27.October 2016
  7. Nawastheen, F. M. (2015). Teachers’ concerns towards implementing competency based curriculum reforms in Sri Lanka Paper presented at the Faculty Annual Research Dissemination Seminar February 2015 Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  8. Nawastheen F.M. & Sharifah Nor (2012) Teachers’ Concerns in the Implementation of 5E Instructional Model in Sri Lanka,  Paper presented at  The 3rd International Conference on Learner Diversity, 18th, 19th September 2012, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  9. Nawastheen F.M., (2013) Teachers’ Concerns in the Implementation of 5E Instructional Model in Sri Lanka, Paper presented at  The Post-Graduate Seminar 23rd November 2013, Residence Hotel, UNITEN,  Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  10. Nawastheen, F.M., Sharifah Nor, Subhan T.M (2013) Paper Presented on Geography Teachers’ Levels of Use of 5E Instructional Model in Sri Lanka, 6th International Seminar on Regional Education 2013, UKM -UR, Malaysia
  11. Nawastheen, F.M. (2015) Geography Teachers’ concerns the 5E Instructional Model in Competency Based Curriculum Reform in Sri Lanka, Paper Read at the Research Dissemination Seminar in the commemoration of the 12th Anniversary of the Faculty of Education-2015
  12. Nawastheen F.M., & Wanasinghe (2009), Role of Master Teachers in the Teaching Practice, Paper Read at the Research Dissemination Seminar in the commemoration of the Anniversary of the Faculty of Education-2009

Editorial Board

1. Memeber of Editorial Board: Conference Proceeding, OURS 2016, Open University of Sri Lanka

Ongoing Research:

 

 

Publications:

Reviewer

  1. Reviewing the Course Material (on ODL Format), HETC – EDP Grant Project, University of Jaffna – 2016
  2. Reviewer, International Conference of Open University of Sri Lanka (IOURS) 2018
  3. Reviewer – 1st International Research Symposium of National Colleges of Education – 29th-30th November 2017 Organized by Pasdunrata National College of Education, Kalutara
  4. Reviewer, International Conference of Open University of Sri Lanka (IOURS) 2017
  5. Reviewer, International Conference of Open University of Sri Lanka (IOURS) 2016
  6. Reviewer – IRCESH 2016 – 1st International Conference on Eng, Sci & Humanities 2016, November 9-10 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  7. Reviewer, RISAND- 3rd International Symposium,  30. May 2016. Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  8. IntSym 2016, 7th & 8th December 2017. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  9. IntSym 2017, 20 &21 December 2016. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
  10. Reviewer- Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICe) 2018
  11. Scientific Committee – ICEDU 2018,Conference Proceedings 4 th International Conference on Education, The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), https://educationconference.co/wpcontent/uploads/2018/10/ICEDU_2018_Conference-Proceedings_Issue-1.pdf

 

Articles Published in Educational Magazines

  1. Nawastheen.F.M. (2020), Viseda kalvi-varalaarru noakku (Special Education-Historical Perspectives) Kadal-Educational, Psychological and Sociological Megazine, Vol 24, Jeevanathi publishers, Jaffna, Sri Lanka,
  2. Nawastheen.F.M. (2019), Vinaiththiranmiku katpithalum Shulmanin aasiriyarkalukkana poathnaa saar ulldakka arivuvum  (Effective Teaching and Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Shulman) Kadal-Educational, Psychological and Sociological Megazine, Vol 22, Jeevanathi publishers, Jaffna, Sri Lanka,
  3. Nawastheen.F.M. (2019), Kalvi Ulaviyal (Educational Psychology) Kadal-Educational, Psychological and Sociological Megazine, Annual Compiled Edition of 18 issues, Jeevanathi publishers, Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
  4. Nawastheen.F.M.(2017) Kalaithittamum samookap polulaathaara amsangklauml, (Curriclum and Socio Economical Aspects), Paarvai, Volume 7,  pp 24-32, Annual peer reviewed magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, ISSN 2012-8134
  5. Nawastheen.F.M.(2016) Kalaithitta anugumuraikal, (Curriculum approaches), Paarvai, Volume 6, pp 35-44, Annual peer reviewed magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, ISSN 2012-8134
  6. Nawastheen, F.M. (2016) ilankayin mun-pillaip paruvak kalviyin valarchip poakkukalum savaalkalum, (Recent Trends and challeges in Pre-School Education of Sri Lanka,, published) Poonthunar – 6 A Journal For Arts and Literature, Annual Journal, Published by Poonakari Cultural Forum, Divisional Secretariat, Poonakari. Sri Lanka
  7. Nawastheen, F.M. (2016), Aasiriyar vaanmai viruththi (Professional Development of Teachers), Tavalam Annual Magazine, pp 21-24 Sri Lanka Jamathe- Islami North Western Branch
  8. Nawastheen.F.M. (2016), Kalaiththittathil taththuva adippadaiklain selvaakkukal (impact of philosophical principles on Curriculum) Aasiriyam, Vol 60-61, Monthly Megazine for Teachers, pp 59-68. Colombo, ISSN: 2021-9041
  9. Nawastheen.F.M. (2016), Kalaiththittathil selvaaku seluthum kalvith taththuva koatbaadukal  (impact of educational philosophical theories on Curriculum) Aasiriyam, Vol 62-63, Monthly Magazine for Teachers, pp 31-39. Colombo ISSN: 2021-9041
  10. Nawastheen.F.M. (2016), Kalvi Ulaviyal (Educational Psychology) Kadal-Educational, Psychological and Sociological Megazine, Vol 14, Jeevanathi pubiishers, Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
  11. Nawastheen.F.M (2015), Kalaiththittam- Oar arimukam (Curriculum – An Introduction), Ahavili Vol  12 (119)  pp 04-10, Colombo. ISSN 1800-1246
  12. Nawastheen. F.M. (2006/2008) Katpithal Maathririkal (Models in Teaching,) Koorramathi, Annual Magazine, Tamil Language Unit, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka
  13. Nawastheen.F.M.(2015) Kalvisaar aaivukalum maathiri eduppu muraiklaum (Educational Research & Sampling Methods), Paarvai, Volume 5, pp 105-121, Annual peer reviewed magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka. ISSN 2012-8134
  14. Nawastheen, F.M. (2007) Idai-nilaik kalviyil arimukappaduthappdum puthiya kalaithithitta seerthurththangkal (Curriclulum Reform introduced in the secondary education), Makudam, Annual Magazine, Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College, Trincomalee

TV Programmes

  1. Makkal Sevai @ Vasantham TV  (05-06-2016) “Causes and Effects of Environmental Pollution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7UeH1uf6w
  2. Makkal Sevai @ Vasantham TV  (04-09-2016) Participated in a live programme of Vasantham TV on 04.09.16 from 8 am to 9 am for giving necessary information to those who completed Advance Level Examination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADZZ5r6fWU

Editor/Co-Editor

  • Assistant Editor,  Paarvai – Faculty Annual Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University  From 2016, to 2018
  • Chief Editor, Paarvai – Faculty Annual Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University  2019 Onwards.
  • Editor – Cyclone (Sooravali), An additional Reading book for school children,Published by National Institute of Education.

Articles published in Newspapers

  1. Nawastheen, F.M. (2019). Usaaththunaiyidal paanikal (Referencing Styles) , Vidivelli Daily Newspaper 19.08.2019, page 07
  2. Nawastheen, F.M. (2019), Aasiriyarkalukkana tholilnutba poathanaasaar ulladakka arivu (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teachers- TPCK), Vidivelli, 19.04.2019,page 11
  3. Nawastheen, F.M. (2018), Palkalikkalka patta payilnerikalukku vinnappipathu thodarbana valikaattal kurippukkal ((Guidelines for applying University Degree programme) Nawamani newspaper, 2018.01.15, Colombo.
  4. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 1 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 02.05.2013 -Colombo
  5. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 2 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 09.05.13 -Colombo
  6. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 3 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 16.05.13-Colombo
  7. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 4 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 23.05.13 -Colombo
  8. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 5 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 30.05.2013 -Colombo
  9. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 6 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 06.06.2013-Colombo
  10. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 7 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 13.06.13-Colombo
  11. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 8 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 20.06.13 -Colombo
  12. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 9 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 27.06.13 -Colombo
  13. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 10 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 04.07.13 -Colombo
  14. Nawastheen, F.M. (2018) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 11 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 11.07.13-Colombo
  15. Nawastheen, F.M. (2013) Halaalum Haraamum Naamum – 1 (Halal, Haram and We) Vidivelli Weekly 21.07.13-Colombo

 

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