Dr. (Mrs) S.Kugamoorthy

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Dr. (Mrs) S.Kugamoorthy

B.A. (Hons) (Peradeniya ), PGDE (Jaffna), M.Phil. (Jaffna), Ph.D. (Alagappa )

Head of Department of Special Needs Education

Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education
2nd floor,Department of Secondary & Tertiary Education

Programme Co-ordination

Head/ Department of Special Needs Education

Course Co-ordination

Course Team Leader- Educational Psychology and Teacher Education

  Area of Specialization     Educational Psychology,Educational Technology,Guidance and Counseling , Teacher Education,Multi grade Teaching,Open and Distance Learning and Open Educational Resources,

  Research Interests     Educational Psychology,Educational Technology,Guidance and Counseling , Teacher Education,Multi grade Teaching,Open and Distance Learning and Open Educational Resources,

Research Publications

 

Refereed Journal Article

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. & Sunil Weerakoon, W. M. (2018). Continuous Assessment Methods: Critical Review for Quality Improvement of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka, International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences, 5(10), 55-71. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2018). Importance of Soft skills for Teaching Profession:  Graduate Teachers’ Perspectives, Research Analysis and Evaluation, Issue 104-105 (Combined), pp 1-5.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2017). Activity Based Learning: An Effective Approach for Self- Regulated Learning Practices, Education Perspectives, 6(1), 28-41.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. & Rajini, M. (2017) ICT and OER-Integrated Teaching and Learning: Supporting Social Change among Teachers in a Post-War Northern Sri Lanka, OUSL Journal, 12(1), 5-26.

 

  • Lekamge, G. D., Karunanayake, S., Nawaratne, R., Kugamoorthy, S., Hewapathirana, C. & Weerakoon, (2015). Effectiveness of New Innovations Introduced to the Continuous Assessment Mechanism of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme. OUSL Journal, 8, 65–83.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Lekamge, G.D., Thanaraj, T. & Zarookdeen, S.S. (2013). Reaching the Unreached: Case study of the three Vanni Districts in Sri Lanka under the post-war context, Education Perspectives, 2(1), 47- 59.

 

 

Peer Reviewed Presentations at National / International Conferences / Symposia

Published as full papers

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S.,   Karunanayaka,S. P., Ariyaratne, A. &  Jayasinghe, S. (2015). Professional Development through Reflective Practice: Possibilities and Challenges, Paper presented at the 29th AAOU Annual Conference, held on  30 November- 02 December, 2015,  at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Openness in Education: Teacher perspectives through concept mapping.  Paper presented at the 29th AAOU Annual Conference, held on 30 November- 02 December, 2015, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S.,   Karunanayaka,S. P., Ariyaratne, A.&  Jayasinghe, S. (2013) Learning Portfolio an Effective Tool to Enhance Higher Order Cognitive Skills among Teacher Educators through Reflective Practice, Paper presented at Seven Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), held on 2-6 December,2013, at Abuja, Nigeria

 

  • Ariyaratne, A., Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayaka, S.  & Jayasinghe, S (2011). Student Perceptions on Master of Arts in Teacher Education Programme conducted by Open and Distance Learning Mode. Research paper presented at the 25th AAOU Annual Conference, held on 28-30 September, 2011, at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia.

 

 

Papers Presented at Conferences and Published in abstract form in Conference Proceedings

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Weerakoon, S., Wanasinghe, W.M.S., & Careemdeen, J.D. (2017). A Study on Student Teachers’ Perceptions on the Continuous Assessment Methods of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme, paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2017), held on 16th & 17th November, 2017, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Leckamge, G.D., Irugalbandara, A.I., Jayawardena, K.P.R., Fernando, M.N.C., Kugamoorthy, S., & Anuruddhika, B.G.H. (2017). The Bachelor of Education (Drama and Theatre) Programme,  Conducted through the Distance Mode: Problems and Solutions, paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2017), held  on 16th & 17th November, 2017, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Rajini, M., Karunanayaka, S.P., & Naidu, S. (2017). OER-Integrated Teaching and Learning in a Post-War Northern Sri Lanka. Research paper presented at the OE Global-2017 Conference held on 8th  to 10th  March 2017, at Cape Town, South Africa.

 

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Ariyaratne, A., Gonsalkorala, L. R., Rajini, M., Weerakoon, W.M.S., Wanasinghe, W.M.S., Karunanayake, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, N.M.R.K., M.N.C. Fernando, M.N.C. & Gnaneratnam, G. (2016). Towards open educational practices with reflective practice, Paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2016), held on 17 &18th, November 2016 at OUSL,  Sri Lanka

 

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2015). Opening up Access to Education: Role of Open Educational Resources. Research paper presented at the International Conference on Promoting Socio-Economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects, held on 15-16 July 2015, National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Gonsalkorala, L.R., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Rajini, M., Wanasinghe, S., Weerakoon, S., Karunanayaka, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, R., Fernando, M.N.C., & Gnaneratnam, K. (2015). Perspectives and practices of student teachers of OUSL in the use of OER in teaching and learning. Research paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2015, held on 19th & 20th November, 2015, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Gonsalkorale,L.R. Zarookdeen, S.S., Kugamoorthy,S., Perera,K.D.R.I.J &Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014). A study about the support received by the teachers during the teaching practice stage I of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. Paper presented at the Peradeniya University International Conference (iPURSE-2014) held on 4th & 5th, July, at Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Gonsalkorale,L.R. Zarookdeen,S.S., Kugamoorthy,S., Perera,K.D.R.I.J & Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014) A comparative study on the support received by the teachers during the teaching practice stage I of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme.  Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2014, held on   27th&28th November, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Lekamge, G.D., Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayake, S., Nawarathne, R.,  Hewapathirane, C., & Weerakoon, S. (2013) Introduction of New Innovations to Continuous Assessment: A Success or Failure, Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2013, held on 27th & 28th November, 2013, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Perera, K.D.R.L.J., Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayaka, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. & Kugamoorthy, S. (2012). Identifying students’ perceptions and improving supervisors’ support for completion of research dissertations, Paper presented at International Conference on Capacity Development in a Post-War Context, held on 20th & 21st  July, 2012, at Jaffna University, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayake, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. Kugamoorthy, S. & Perera, K.D.R.L.J. (2012). Improving supervisors’ support for completion of research dissertations. Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions, 2012 held on 27th & 28th February,2013, at OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayake, S.P., Ariyaratne, A. Kugamoorthy, S. & Perera, K.D.R.L.J. (2012). Supervisors Perceptions on Students Research Dissertations of Master of Education Degree Programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Paper presented at the Pandit G.P. Wickramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium, held on 7th & 9th, November, BMICH, Sri Lanka

 

  • Ariyaratne, A., Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayake, S.P. & Jayasinghe, S. (2011). Evaluation of Master of Arts in teacher education programmes: Outreach and Equity. Paper presented at the  OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2011 held  on 14th & 15th September, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Talagala, I.M.M., Rajendram, T., Theogaraijh, P., Kugamoorthy, S. (2006). Training Preschool Teachers: A Bilingual Experience, Paper Presented at the Academic Session, Faculty of Education, held on 3rd February, OUSL, Sri Lanka.  

 

  • Gunawardena, C., De Zoysa, S., Kugamoorthy, S. & Wedikandage (2005). Evaluation of course ESP 1205 – Comparative Education and problems of Education, Paper Presented at the Open University Annual Academic Session, held on 24th & 25th 2005, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2018). Effectiveness of Teacher Centers on Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development, Paper presented at Open University International Research Sessions (iOURS 2018), held on 29th & 30th November 2018, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2017). School Based Teacher Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Teachers in Jaffna District, Paper presented at Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2017), held on 16th & 17th November 2017, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2016). Developing self-regulated learning practices and meta cognitive skills through activity based learning: Possibilities and challenges, Paper presented at Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2016), held on 17th & 18th  November 2016, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S.,   Karunanayaka,S. P., Ariyaratne, A.&  Jayasinghe, S. (2015) Professional Development through Reflective Practice: Possibilities and Challenges, Paper presented at the 29th AAOU Annual Conference, held on  30th   November to 02nd  December, 2015,  at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2013). Activity Based Learning: An Effective Approach for Self-Learning and Skill Development, Paper presented at International Conference on Transforming Learning and Teaching to meet the Challenges of 21st Century Education, held on 28th & 29th June,  Taylor's University, Malaysia.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S.,   Karunanayaka,S. P., Ariyaratne, A.&  Jayasinghe, S. (2013). Learning Portfolio an Effective Tool to Enhance Higher Order Cognitive Skills among Teacher Educators through Reflective Practice, Paper presented at Seven Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF7), held on  2 -6 December. Abuja, Nigeria

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Karunanayake, S., Ariyaratne, A., Thanaraj, T. S.P. & Jayasinghe, S. (2012). Learning portfolio to enhance reflective practice among teacher educators, Paper presented at  OUSL Annual Academic Sessions-2012, held on 27th & 28th February, 2013, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Lekamge, G.D., Thanaraj, T. & Zarookdeen, S.S. (2012). Reaching the Unreached:  A Case Study of the Three Vanni Districts in Sri Lanka under the Post-War Context, Paper presented at OUSL Annual Academic Sessions 2012/2013, held on  27th & 28th February 2013, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2012). Managing Personal and Professional Roles: Comparative Study on Professional Mobility of Women Teachers in India and Sri Lanka, Paper presented at International Conference on Capacity Development in a Post-War Context, held on 20-21 July, 2012, at Jaffna University, Sri Lanka.

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Lekamge, G.D., Thanaraj, T. & Zarookdeen, S.S. (2012). Professional Development of Teachers: A Post-war Contextual Study in the Vanni Districts, Paper presented at International Conference on Capacity Development in a Post-War Context, held on 20th  &21st  July, 2012, Jaffna University, Sri Lanka.

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2011). The Role of Open and Distance Learning in Professional Development of Teachers in Sri Lanka”, Paper presented at International Conference on Quality Enhancement in Distance Education for Lifelong Learning, held on  26th  & 27th  March 2011, Bharathidasan University, India.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2011). Role of Teacher Educators in the Emerging Field of Teacher Education, Paper presented at  International Conference on Emerging Trends in Teacher Education, held on 30th & 31st March, Indra Ganesan College of Education, India.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2010). Barriers for Professional Empowerment of Women Teachers- An Overview of Indian and Sri Lankan Situations, Paper presented at Twelfth National Convention on Women’s Studies, held on 2nd to 5th  July 2010, Centre for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2009). Determinants of professional Mobility of Women Teachers in Selected District of India and Sri Lanka, Paper presented at  Annual Academic Sessions AAS 2009, held on 15th & 16th  October 2009, OUSL, Sri Lanka.

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2009). Professional Empowerment of Women Teachers in India and Sri Lanka – An Overview, International Conference on  Emerging Trends for Longevity and Education for Empowerment (INCOFLEE-09),   5th & 6th  March, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2007). Women Development in Education – A study of Sri Lankan Perspective, Paper presented at  National seminar on Education, held on 12th & 13th April, Sivanthi Aditanar College of Education, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

 

Book

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2012). Women Education in Jaffna: Origin and Development,  Colombo: Chemamadu Poththkasalai,  ISBN 978- 955- 685-017- 8.

 

 

 

Chapters in Books

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Rajini, M. & Gnaneratnem, K.  (2016) Singing Fish. In S. Karunanayaka  & S. Naidu (Eds.) Dreamweaving Open Educational Practices, Nugegoda, Nawala: OUSL Publication,  pp 47-70, ISBN 978-955-23-1622-7

 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S.&Rajini, M.   (2016) Opening up Minds. In S. Karunanayaka & S. Naidu (Eds.) Dreamweaving Open Educational Practices, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, pp 99-141, ISBN 978-955-23-1622-7

 

  • Lekamge, G.D., Kugamoorthy, S., Perera, K.D.R.L.J., Wanasinghe, S., Kadankama, C., & Irugalbandara, A.I. (2014). Opining Our World to Scenario, OER and ICT in S. Karunanayaka & S. Naidu (Eds.) Integrating OER in Educational Practice: Practitioner Stories, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISBN 978-955-23-1526-8

 

Research Reports

 

  • Karunanayaka, S. P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Ariyaratne, A., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L. & Gonsalkorala, L.R. (2017) Impacts of Integrating OER in Teacher Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka.  Research project implemented at the Faculty of Education, OUSL through a sub-grant received by OUSL from the Wawasan Open University, Malaysia under Research on Open Educational Resources for Development [ROER4D] Impact Studies [IS] supported by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC), Canada (2015-2017 - Completed) (Research Team Member)

 

  • Lekamge, G.D., Karunanayake, S., Nawaratne, R., Kugamoorthy, S., Hewapathirana, C. & Weerakoon, (2015). A Critical Investigation about the Continuous Assessment Mechanism of the PGDE Programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Faculty of Education, Research Series No.3, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication.

 

  • A study on the current school curriculum and its contribution towards the achievement of national goals and basic competences identified by the National Education Commission a national level study, commissioned by National Education Commission-2010. (Research Team Member, Consultant Subject of Hinduism, Grade 6 to 11). 

 

  • A study to examine the degree of horizontal and vertical integration of the modernized curriculum introduced at secondary level (Grade 6 – 11) since 2007, a national level study, commissioned by National Institute of Education- 2010. (Research Team Member, Consultant Subject of Hinduism, Grade 6 to 11)

 

 

Research Supervision

Master of Education

Other Publications

Articles in Educational Magazines

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2017). Gender Inequalities: A Multiple Perspective. In S. Kugamoorthy (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 7, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 1-11, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2016). Concept Map as a Tool for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teaching - Learning Process , in S. Kugamoorthy (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 6, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 18-33, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2015). Implementing Meta-cognitive Strategies in the Classroom, in S. Kugamoorthy (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 5, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 13-27, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2014). Teachers’ Role in Quality Improvement of Education, in S. Kugamoorthy (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 4, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 43- 55, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2013). Situated Theories and Teacher Professional Development, in S. Kugamoorthy (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 3, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 49-61, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2011). Learning Portfolio in Teacher Education, in T. Thanaraj (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 2, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 46-59, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2010). Teachers’ Role in Knowledge Society, in T. Thanaraj (Ed.), PAARVAI, Volume 1, Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 30-40, Sri Lanka: OUSL Publication, ISSN 2012-8134. 

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2014, August). Development of Creativity skills in Higher Order Thinking, Ahavili: Monthly Educational Magazine, pp 4-6,  ISSN 1800-1246.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2013, June). Self-regulating the students for Self- learning, Ahavili: Monthly Educational Magazine,  PP. 04-07. ISSN 1800-1246.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2013, January). School Based Professional Development Activities: A New Approach, Ahavili: Monthly Educational Magazine,  PP. 07-11. ISSN 1800-1246.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2012, October). Education in the Knowledge based Economy, Ahavili: Monthly Educational Magazine,  PP. 07-09. ISSN 1800-1246

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2012, January) Group Psychology in the Teaching – Learning Process, Ahavili: Monthly Educational Magazine, PP. 04-08. ISSN 1800-1246

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2011). Role of the Education to Construct the World Citizens, Diamond Jubilee Souvenir, Hindu College, Colombo-4, Unie Arts (PVT) Ltd. PP. 80-84.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2010). Contribution of Internal Eminent People on Development of Jaffna Women Education, Prof. Kanapathipillai Sinnathamby Felicitation Volume, Published by Faculty of Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus, Kumaran Press (Pvt.) Ltd. Sri Lanka. pp 41-47.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S. (2001). Role of Education in Social Value of the Student, Platinum Magazine, Vivekananda College, Colombo.  New Print Graphic, Colombo, Sri Lanka, PP.75-76

 

 

Unpublished Research Reports Submitted to OUSL/Faculty of Education

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Lekamge, G.D., Thanaraj, T. & Zarookdeen, S.S. (2015). Reaching the Unreached: Case Study of the Three Vanni Districts in Sri Lanka Under the Post-War Context, Research report submitted to the Faculty Board of Education Faculty, Open University of Sri Lanka.

 

  • Kugamoorthy, S., Mangaleswarasharma, R. Perera, K.D.R.I.J.,  Gonsalkorale,L.R. & Zarookdeen,S.S., (2016). Determinants of the Effectiveness of Teaching Practice stage I of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme of Open University of Sri Lanka, Research report submitted to the Faculty Board of Education Faculty, Open University of Sri Lanka.

 

  • Ariyaratne, A., Karunanayake, S.P. Kugamoorthy, S., & Jayasinghe, S. (2012). Evaluation of Master of Arts in Teacher Education Programmes: Related to Goals of Outreached and Equity.

Awards

Awards

  • Open University Annual Research Award 2017 in the discipline of Education awarded at the  Open University International Research Sessions held on 29.11.2018.
  • Prof Chandrasekarm Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Jaffna in 1992.

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