I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education, since 2004. In addition, I am a third year PhD student in the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. In the broadest sense, my research is focused on the context of aesthetic Education and the classroom practice. Much of my published research to date has been on secondary classroom teaching and learning practices in Sri Lanka. My current work examines development of creativity and adaptability skills in junior secondary school students. At the same time, my intervention has helped me to introduce new teaching approach for drama education classrooms in Sri Lanka.
3. Irugalbandara, A.I. (2011). Dha Ata Sanniya (Eighteen forms of curing sickness through Dance). Shiksha Publications, Sri Lanka.
4. Lekamge, G.D., Irugalbandara, A.I. and Fernando, M.N.C.. (2018). Analysis of the Problems of and the Suitable Solutions for an Initial Teacher Training Programme Conducted through the Distance Mode. OUSL Journal, 13(1), pp.115–133. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v13i1.7428
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2019). Creativity as a right in drama education: Sri Lankan student experiences. HDR Conference, QUT-Griffith University, Brisbane.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2019). Dramatic Thinking as an Open Thinking Strategy, 3rd Australia and New Zealand Conference on Advanced Research (ANZCAR- 2019), Melbourne, Australia.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2016). A study on the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process of dance education teachers dance Education Tendencies and Perspectives – Vilnius, Lithuania.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2015). Perceptions of Senior Secondary Students on Reproductive Health Education in Sri Lanka.International Conference on “Quality Management in Education”, United Kingdom.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2013). Knowledge & Perceptions of Adolescents on Reproductive Health EducationInternational Journal of Arts & Sciences – American University of Rome.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2012). Application of Drama Therapy to help students with Disruptive Behaviour to improve their Education. Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore. DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_cbp27
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2011). A study on Effective Post Graduate Teaching in University through Curriculum Development: A Guide to improve the teaching quality. International Conference on “Quality Enhancement in Distance Education for Lifelong Learning, India.
Irugalbandara, A. I. (2011). The Importance of Teaching Practice in Teacher Education Curriculum. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Teacher Education, India.
Investigating process drama techchniques for the development of creativity and adaptability skills in junior secondary students in Sri Lanka.
Irugalbandara, A.I. (2016). Importance of the medium of education in teaching learning process. Samvadi, 03, 171-177. Academic Journal. ISSN 2357-2620