Mr. M.N.Chandana Fernando

Senior Lecturer Grade II

MPhil., MA., PGDE (Distinction), BSc (First Class Honors)

STE
Faculty of Education
Coordinator PGDE
Contact:

Central Campus, Nawala

Office: 112881389, Ext: 389 Mobile: 714497096

Email: mnfer@ou.ac.lk chandanaste@gmail.com


I am Chandana Fernando attached to Faculty of Education, currently working as a Senior Lecturer. I have worked as a Curriculum Development officer attached to the Primary Education Department & Mathematics Department of the National Institute of Education (1999-2010). Further, I have been a member of a number of national level committees.

I obtained the B.Sc (first class honors) from the OUSL in 1998, and won the Ellepola Memorial Gold Medal for the best performance in Science. I obtained the PGDE (with distinction) from the University of Colombo, MA in Curriculum Education from the University of London, MPhil from the University of Colombo.

Areas of Specialization:

Mathematics Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum Education, Measurement & Evaluation, Primary Education

Research interests:

Students’ Learning Attitudes, Learning Methodologies, Mathematics Achievements

Affiliations:

The Open University of Sri Lanka

Contributions:

Contributed for the Education Reform Introduced in 1999 as a National Curriculum Development Officer

Programme Coordination:

Post Gradate Diploma in Education

Course Coordination:

STP9541: Teacher Educator as a Curriculum Developer

STP9542: Teacher Educator as an Educational Technologist

STP9632: Computer Technology in Education

STP9619: Guidance and Counselling in Education

SNP8333: Measurement and Evaluation in Education

 

Awards:

B.D.Ellepola Memorial Gold Medal for the Best Performance in Science, 1998

Researches:

Designing an Online Learning Environment on Open Educational Resources for Science Education.AAOU Journal, Volume 8, No.1. pp 1-11 with Karunanayaka, S. and De Silva, V. (2013)

Analysis of the Problems of and the suitable Solutions for an Initial Teacher Training Programme Conducted through the Distance Mode, 2018, OUSL JOURNAL: volume 13 No.1-June, 2018, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others).

Enhancing the Quality of Learning: How the Learning Attitudes of Junior Secondary Students are Developed, 2018, Unpublished MPhil thesis to the University of Colombo

 

The Bachelor of Education (Drama and Theatre) Programme Conducted Through the Distance Mode: Problems and Solutions, Annual Academic Sessions 2017, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others)

Leaders’ readiness to accept the  Challenge : empowering regional education leaders through ODL systems in Sri Lanka, WEI International Academic Conference in Rome 2016 (with others)- Presenter

Perspectives and Practices of Student Teachers of OUSL in the use of OER in Teaching and Learning, Annual Academic Sessions 2015, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others)

Change Through Technology: A Journey, in Integrating OER in Educational Practice: Practitioner Stories, 2014, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others).

 

An Action Research on the Quality Improvement of Teaching Practice Component of the PGDE Programme, 2014, Research Series No.1, Faculty of Education (with others).

 

An OER- integrated Online Learning Environment to enhance knowledge construction in Chemistry at Secondary School Level, the International Conference on Chemical Education 2014 (with others)

 

Perceptions of Student Teachers of an Online Learning Environment on Open Educational Resources for Science Education,  Annual Academic Sessions 2013, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others)

Impact of School Based Projects Implemented by Student Teachers of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme, Annual Academic Sessions 2011, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others)

 

An Analytical Study on the Project Component in Teaching Practice Stage 1 of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme, 2011, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others)

 

A Study of the Difficulties Encountered by Teachers and Children in the Teaching Learning Process of Sri Lankan Primary Curriculum, 2001, Unpublished MA Dissertation to the University of London

Ongoing Research:

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Research Supervisions:

Master of Education

Bachelor of Education

Publications:

Pioneering Change, in Dreamweaving Open Educational Practices, 2016, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others).

Change Through Technology: A Journey, in Integrating OER in Educational Practice: Practitioner Stories, 2014, The Open University of Sri Lanka (with others).

Associate Editor for the series of six per-service training manuals on Primary Mathematics for National Colleges of Education, Primary Mathematics Unit, NIE

 

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