Dr. Thevarasa Mukunthan

Senior Lecturer

Early Childhood and Primary Education
Faculty of Education
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Contact:

Central Campus, 3rd floor, Faculty of Eduction

Office: 011-2881482, Ext: 482 Mobile: +94773732652

Email: tmuku@ou.ac.lk mukunthan72@gmail.com


Academic profile

1. Undergraduate studies in Bachelor of Science The Open University of Sri Lanka

2. Postgraduate Studies

(i) Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  (ii). Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

3. Master of Science in Curriculum Development and Instructions from University Putra Malaysia

4. PhD –University of Colombo

Professional Profile

1. Senior Lecturer  Gr I- Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education (1st November 2017 – todate)

2..  Senior Lecturer  Gr II- Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education (1st November 2014 – 31st October 2017)

3.. Lecturer (Probationary)- Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education (1st November 2006- 31st October 2014)

4. Project Officer- National Institute of Education ( 1.8.2005- 31.10.2006)

5.. Assistant Project Officer– National Institute of Education (1.9.1999- 31.7.2005)

6.. Tutor- Dept of Physical Sciences- Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna (1.2.1999-31.8.1999)

Area of Specification:

Piaget’s Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics in Early Years

Research Intrests:

Children errors on Mathematics, Cognitive Development of Children, Mathematics Education

Contributions:

Working Committee Member:- Early Childhood Development Standards Project

Team Leader – Early Grade Mathematics Assessment – General Education Modernization Project

Programmes Coordination:

Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Course Coordination:

EPC1336-Development of Mathematical Skills EPC222-Child Rights ESD1232- Curriculum and Practicum-Mathematics ESD2234- Teaching of Tamil Language at Primary Level

Awards:

State Literary Awards- Short Story-2012

 

Researches:
  1. A Study on  “Preschool Children is Body mass Index with P. Senevirathna-Paper presented at 5th annual research conference 2012 held on 30th and 31st March 2012 at Royal Asiatic Society in Sri Lank Abstract published in the conference proceedings.

 

 

  1. A Study on “Teacher’s satisfaction of assessment process of competency based curriculum in primary school education in Sri Lanka” with P.Senevirathna, paper presented at Jaffna University International research conference 2012 head on 20-21 July 2012 at Jaffna University. Abstract published in the conference proceedings.

 

  1. A Study on “Primary students error patterns on addition problems in Sri Lanka with P.Senevirathna, paper presented at International symposium 2012 on future research needs in developing Sri Lanka: concepts, trends and vision organized by Pioneer Institute of business and technology International (PIBT) and technology international research symposium (TIRS) in collaboration with the school of computing and mathematical sciences,(CMS) University of Greenwich on 25 November 2012. Abstract published in the conference proceedings.

 

  1. “Challenges in Teaching Mathematics in Primary Levels” article (Tamil) published in ‘Paarvai’, Faculty magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 2012

 

  1. Mathematics to Pre-School Children. Article published on AHAVILI, a Sri Lankan Tamil Journal for Education & Teaching (page: 8-11) November 2013

 

  1. Applicability of Jean Piaget’s Conservation Task to Sri Lankan Children. AE International Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research-1(3); 1-5

 

  1. Applicability of children’s conception of ‘conservation’ and ‘space’ presented in Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory to Sri Lankan Children(A study related to children between the Ages of 4 -8 Years) ongoing research for MPhil UOC

 

  1. “A Study on Counting Patterns in Preschool Children (4-5 years Old”) with DMW Munasinghe and P.Senevirathne- Paper presented at the 01st International Symposium: “Post-War Economic Development through Science, Technology and management” at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka from 19th-21st April 2011- Abstract Published pp142

 

 

  1. “A Study on Primary School Students’ Errors on Word Problems”– paper presented at the Annual Symposim 2011: “Challenges of Post Conflict Sri Lanka” at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University from 18th -19th August 2011- Abstract Published pp 70

 

 

  1. “A Study on Student dropouts in advanced certificate in the preschool education programme in the Open University of Sri Lanka “with TSVD Zoysa, DMW Munasinghe and  P.Senevirathne- paper presented at the Annual Academic Sessions 2011 at OUSL from 14th-15th September 2011- Extended abstract published on sessions  proceedings  pp 50-53

 

  1. “Effectiveness of Assessment process of competency based curriculum  Sri Lanka” with P.Senevirathne and DMW Munasinghe –paper presented at the International Conference on “ Competency Building Strategies in Business and Technology for Sustainable Development” at the Sri Sai Ram Institute of Management Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu India from 22nd-23rd September 2011- Abstract published

 

  1. “A study on primary students’ errors on column graph” –poster presentation at the 67th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) from05-09 December 2011-Abstract published on Proceedings of the sessions pp 160

 

 

 

  1. “Adults’ perception of horizontality – A Sri Lankan experience” with DMW Munasinghe paper presented at the the 67th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) from05-09 December 2011-Abstract published on Proceedings of the sessions pp 95

 

  1. A study on primary grade students’ errors when using rulers” with mr.P.Seneviratna at the National Conference of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka on 10th & 11 December 2011. Abstract published pp 45

 

  1.  “A Comparative Study on Students’ Errors on Word Problem Between Urban Schools and Rural Schools” at the national Conference of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka on 10th & 11 December 2011. Abstract published pp 44
  2. “Improving Students’ academic achiement in Biology Subject” with Mr.A.Nithlavarnan at at the national Conference of South Eastern University of Sri lanka on 10th & 11 December 2011. Abstract Published pp 54

 

  1. Study on awareness raising of parents of children in disadvantaged communities in  Hatton District in Sri Lanka , –  on going research, (member of the  research team )

 

  1. A study on Primary School Children’s Haptic Perception-Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of Royal Asiatic Society 2013. Abstract published.

 

  1. Applicability of Piaget’s Liquid Conservation-Paper presented at the 6th annual academic session of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science 2013

“A study on Primary school students’ errors on word problems” article published on International Journal of Management, IT and Engineering http://www.ijmra.us October2013.

1. Applicability of children’s conception of ‘conservation’ and ‘space’ presented in Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory to Sri Lankan Children (A study related to children between the Ages of 4 -10 Years)- PhD

Ongoing Research:

1. Early Grade mathematics Assessment Grade 2 Students (General Education Modernization Project)

Research Supervisions:

Supervising five Master of Education Students at Open University of Sri Lanka

Supervising 11 Master of Education Students at the Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Suprvising one MPhil Student University of Colombo

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