Mis. Rajini Mangaleswarasharma

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc (Jaffna), PGDE (Jaffna), M.Ed with Distinction pass(Jaffna), M.Phil in Education (Jaffna), Reading PhD(UNSW, Australia)

Secondary and Tertiary Education
Faculty of Education
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Coordinator-Faculty of Education /Jaffna Regional Centre
Contact:

Jaffna, Brown Road, Kokuvil

Office: 021-2223374, Ext: xxx Mobile: NULL

E-mail: rmang@ou.ac.lk NULL


Ms. Rajini Mangaleswarasharma completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Jaffna in 2000. Then she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2006, Master of Education in 2009, and Master of Philosophy in Education in 2016 from the same university. Currently, she is reading PhD in Education in the University of New South Wales, Australia.

She has started her career as a graduate teacher in 2003. Joined the Open University as a Lecturer (on contract) in 2010. Presently she is serving as a Senior Lecturer in Secondary and Tertiary Education at the Jaffna Regional Centre of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Areas of Specialization:

Educational Psychology, Educational Guidance and Counselling, Measurement and Evaluation, Educational Technology, and Multi Grade teaching.

Research interests:

Educational Psychology, Educational guidance and counselling, Gifted Education, Teacher Education, and Open and distance learning.

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Awards:

Received the University International Post graduate Award (UIPA) from  UNSW, Australia.

Researches:

Papers presented at International and national Conferences /Seminars

  • Published as full papers
  1. 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. OUSL Annual Academic sessions -2014 at the Open University of Sri Lanka, on 27th&28th November 2014.pp 38-43
  2. Gonsalkorale,L.R. Zarookdeen, S.S., Kugamoorthy,S.,Perera,K.D.R.I.J & Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014). A study on the support received by the student teachers during teaching practice stage I of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. Jaffna University International Conference (JUICE-2014) at Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 18th&19th December 2014.pp 149-153
  3. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Sathiaseelan.A., (2014).The Needs and Preferences of Graduate Teachers in relation to their Professional Development. Jaffna University International Conference (JUICE-2014) at Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 18th&19th December 2014.pp105-109
  4. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Vamathevan .K., (2015).Study Habits of Open Distance Learners: A Study with Undergraduates of the Open University of Sri Lanka. 11th Annual Conference on Higher Education in Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka. 26th June 2015. pp 17-20
  5. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Vamathevan .K., (2015). Peer Learning Habits of Open Distance Learners -A study Based on the Undergraduate Students of the Open University of Sri Lanka. OUSL Annual Academic sessions -2015 at the Open University of Sri Lanka. 18th&19th November 2015. pp 5-8
  6. P. Karunanayaka, S. Naidu, S. Kugamoorthy, L. R. Gonsalkorala, A. Ariyaratne, T. D. T. L. Dhanapala, M. Rajini, S. Wanasinghe, S. Weerakoon, S. Karunanayaka, M. L. Sudarshana, R. Nawaratne, M. N. C. Fernando & K. Gnaneratnam, (2015). Perspectives and Practices of Student Teachers of OUSL in the Use of OER in Teaching and Learning. OUSL Annual Academic sessions -2015 at the Open University of Sri Lanka. 18th&19th November 2015. pp 13-16
  7. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Vamathevan .K., (2015). An Investigation into the Study Approaches of Open Distance Learners. 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Malaysia, 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 2015. pp 961-969. Retrieved from http://library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/sites/default/files/file_attachments/odl-resources/796605/aaou-proceedings.pdf
  8. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Sathiaseelan,A. (2015). Teachers’ Perceptions on Professional Development Practices: A Study on Graduate Teachers Following Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Malaysia, 30th Nov to 2nd Dec 2015. pp 1078-1087. Retrieved from http://library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/sites/default/files/file_attachments/odl-resources/796605/aaou-proceedings.pdf
  9. Karunanayaka, S.P., Naidu, S., Kugamoorthy, S., Dhanapala, T.D.T.L., Ariyaratne, A., Gonsalkorala, L.R., Rajini, M., Weerakoon, S , Wanasinghe, S., Karunanayaka, S., Sudarshana, M.L., Nawaratne, R., Fernando, M.N.C., & Gnaneratnam, K. (2016).Towards open educational practices with reflective practice. Open University Research Sessions (OURS)-2016, 17-18 November, 2016. pp 10-14
  10. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Sathiaseelan,A., (2016). Teachers’ Perceptions on the effectiveness of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. Open University Research Sessions (OURS)-2016, 17-18 November 2016. pp127-131.
  11. 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 from 8 to 10 March 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.
  12. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2017). A Study on Teachers’ perception on their Socio-Economic Status and Social Recognition in Northern Sri Lanka. Open University Research Sessions (OURS)-2017, 16-17 November 2017, pp 55-58.

 

 

  • Published in abstract form.
  1. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2011). Problems related to vocabulary faced by the students in learning science through English medium. In proceedings: 9th International conference on Language and Development held in October 2011, Colombo. p 51
  2. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2012). Opportunities and limitations for the professional development of pre-school teachers in the post war context. In proceedings: Jaffna University International conference July 2012, p83
  3. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2013). Impact of Principals’ leadership styles on Teachers’ Professional Development. In Proceedings: Eastern University International Conference (ICE-2013) on 12th-13th September 2013, Batticaloa. p69
  4. 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. Peradeniya University International Conference (iPURSE-2014) at Peradeniya , Sri Lanka. 4th&5th July 2014. p98
  5. Mangaleswarasharma, R. & Jung, J.Y.J. (September 2021). Role of Cognitive Intelligence in Coping with Examination Stress. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER-2021). Geneva, Switzerland (Virtual)

 

 

Research publications in refereed journals (Full papers published)

 

 

  1. Mangaleswarasharma,R.& Sathiaseelan,A. (2016). Teachers’ Perception on Factors affecting their Participation in Professional Development Practices, Education Perspectives, 5 (1), Research and Development Branch, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. pp 48-63. ISSN 2279-1450.

 

  1. Mangaleswarasharma, R. (2017). Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction: A Study on Teachers in Three Districts in Northern Sri Lanka. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 314 – 323. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2017.31.314323

 

  1. 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), pp.5–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038

 

 

Scientific& Literary Communications

  1. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (1999), Insectivorous Plants, Science Students Union magazine-University of Jaffna. 3(1), 4-5pp
  2. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2010), Role of preschools in the language development of children, Thirtieth anniversary magazine of Aingaran preschool- Meesalai, 36-39pp.
  3. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2011), Contemporary issues in Teacher Education in Sri Lanka, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 62-70pp.
  4. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2012), Implications of second language learning, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 78-89pp.
  5. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2013), Preschools are the foundations for the formation of healthy society, “Uthayan” Daily on 18.10.2013.
  6. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2013), Bilingual Education in Sri Lanka: Practices and Issues, Dr.T.Kalamany Manivizha malar, 153-159pp
  7. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2013), Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits or threats?, Nadeswaran: J/ Kankesanthurai Nadeswara College magazine, 36-40 pp
  8. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2013), Development of self-concept among teenagers, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 88-103pp.
  9. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014), School Based Teacher development-A practical perspective, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 84-97pp.
  10. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014), Role of Emotional Intelligence on Teacher Effectiveness, K.Karunanithy felicitation Volume, 157-162pp
  11. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2014), Teachers as the Pillars of successful inclusive education , “Uthayan” Daily on 27.10.2014.
  12. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2015), Empowering Teaching Profession in the Knowledge Based Society, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 76-90pp.
  13. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2016), Professionalizing Teachers’ Service in Sri Lanka : Observations and recommendations, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 76-90pp.
  14. Mangaleswarasharma,R. (2016), Grade five Scholarship Exam: A Critical Perspective , “Valampuri” Daily on 04.02.2016.
  15. Mangaleswarasharma, R. (2017), Brain Based Learning Techniques: Successful Approaches of Teaching for Diverse Learners, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 47-56 pp.
  16. Mangaleswarasharma, R. (2020), Examination Related Mental stress faced by students of Sri Lanka, Paarvai: Faculty Magazine, Faculty of Education, OUSL, 36-43 pp.
Ongoing Research:

Cognitive Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Coping with Examination Stress: A Mixed Method Study on Academic Adjustment of Adolescent Students in Sri Lankan Government Schools (PhD study)

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