Prof. W.M.Shaminda Wanasinghe

Professor

PhD (OUSL), MPhil (Peradeniya), PGDE With Distinction pass (Peradeniya) , BA (Peradeniya), Diploma in Teaching(Mahaweli National College of Education)

Secondary and Tertiary Education
Faculty of Education
Head Of The Department
Contact:

Select, 4th Floor Education Building

Office: 112881425, Ext: 425 Mobile: 94718329282

Email: wmwan@ou.ac.lk


I am currently residing in the Kandy area. I first obtained my Diploma in National Teaching in Teaching in 1985 from the Mahaweli National College of Education and entered the teaching profession. He started his higher education in 1990 after obtaining his first degree. He also won the Gold Medal for Outstanding Student in 1995 and the Diploma in Postgraduate Education and the Master of Education in 2001. In 2007 I joined the Faculty of Secondary and Tertiary Studies of the Faculty of Education of the Open University of Sri Lanka as an Apprentice Lecturer. I received my PhD in Education in 2013. He was promoted to the rank of Professor with effect from 07.01.2021 as a Senior Lecturer. Since 2015, I have been serving as the Head of the Division of Secondary and Tertiary Education. My subject matter expertise is Educational Sociology, Education management and Teacher Education.

Areas of Specialization:
  • Educational Sociology, Education management and Teacher Education.
Research interests:
  • Educational Sociology, Education management and Teacher Education.

, Curriculum

Affiliations:

National Institute of Education – Educational Publication Department Department of Examination

Programme Coordination:
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education 2013-2015
Course Coordination:

STP9812, STP9813, STP9617, STP9541,STP9545, STP8302, STP8305, STU5512, STU5513, STU6803

Awards:
  • M.Khan Gold Medal foe Best Performance of Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme, University of Peradeniya
Researches:
  • Wanasinghe W. M. S., Nawastheen F. M., P. Seneviratne (2017), A Study on PGDE    Student-Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in the Sri Lankan Context, OUSL Journal, 2017       Vol. 12, No. 1, 27-44, The Open University of Sri Lanka, DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v12i1.7360

 

  • V.Sudarma Harischandra, R.Lalitha s. Fernando, W.M.Shaminda Wanasinghe (2018) Components of the Teachers’ Ethics in Senior Secondary Students: An Exploratory Study from the Teachers Perceptions. In A.Catherin Jayanthy & G. Kalaiyarasan (ed) Conference Monograph Vol: II , Tamilnadu: Allagappa University
  • Wanasinghe W.M.S, Rathnayaka R.N.P. Kaushalya Perera S.A.S (2019) Identification of issues encountered by the students in completing the research dissertation of Master of Education Degree Programme. Paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions  held on 30th 31st October2019,  at OUSL, Sri Lanka
  • 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 Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. Paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions. held on 16th 17th November2017,  at OUSL, Sri Lanka
  • K.V.Sudarma Harischandra, R.Lalitha.S. Fernando, W.M.Shaminda Wanasinghe  (2017)Teachers’ Ethics in Sri Lanka,Levels of Performane of Senior Students and Conceptual Framework.The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lamka. 10th Annual research Conference, 23-25 March 2017.
  • K.V.Sudarma Harischandra, R.Lalitha.S. Fernando, W.M.Shaminda Wanasinghe  (2017) Components of the Teachers’ Ethics in Senior Secondary Students: An Exploratory Study from Teachers’ Perception. 8th International conference on Business and Information,University of Kelaniya
  • F.M.Nawastheen, L.R.Gonsalkorale, W.M.S.Wanasinghe & P.Senaviratne (2016) A Study on PGDE Student-Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs in the Teaching and Learning Process. Paper presented at the , 30th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities ( AAOU) held on 26th -28th  October 2016, at Metro Manila, Philippines.
  • K.V.Sudarma Harischandra, R.Lalitha.S. Fernando, W.M.Shaminda Wanasinghe  (2016) Conceptual Framework of Teacher’s Ethics for Teachers in Sri Lankan Secondary Education System. Global Conference of Education, 18-19 November 2016
  • Karunanayaka S.P.,Naidu, S. ,Kugamoorthy,S. ,Dhanapala,T.D.T.L. Ariyarathne,A., Gonsalkorale,L.R. ,Rajini,M., Weerakoon,W.M.S., Wanasinghe,W.M.S., Karunanayake,S., Sudarshana,M.L., Nawarathne, N.M.R.K., Fernando,M.N.C.,& Gnarathnam,G. (2016) Towards open educational practice with reflective practice, Paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions  held on 17th 18th November2016,  at OUSL, Sri Lanka
  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2015). The Need for Planning Secondary Education to Develop Vocational-Oriented Competencies to Meet the Needs of the World of Work. Paper presented at the NCAS, Annual Research Symposium   held on 9th June 2015,  at Sri Lanka Foundation institute.
  • Karunanayaka S.P. ,Naidu,S. ,Kugamoorthy,S. ,Dhanapala,T.D.T.L. Ariyarathne,A., Gonsalkorale,L.R. , Rajini,M., Weerakoon,W.M.S., Wanasinghe,W.M.S. , Karunanayake, S., Sudarshana,M.L., Nawarathne, N.M.R.K., Fernando,M.N.C.,& Gnarathnam,G. (2015) Perspectives and practices of student teachers of OUSL in the use of OER in teaching and learning., Paper presented at the Open University Research Sessions  held on 19th 20th November2015,  at OUSL, Sri Lanka
  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2014). The Need for Planning Secondary Education to Develop Vocational-Oriented Competencies to Meet the Needs of the World of Work. Paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions, held on 27th &28th November 2014 at OUSL Sri Lanka
  • Wanasinghe W.M.S. (2008) A study of the ways in which the Post Graduate Diploma in Education course could be reorganized. Paper presented Annual Academic Sessions, Faculty of Education, OUSL, Held on 05th
Ongoing Research:

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Research Supervisions:
    1. 01  Doctor of Philosophy –Dr. K.V.S. Harishchandra- University of Sri Jayawardanapura (Completed) (Joint Supervisor)
    2. 01 Master of Philosophy  – W.A.M.G.P.K.Wanasinghe  -The Open University of Sri Lanka (completed)
    3. 08 Mater of Education (Awarded Students)
      1. Reg No: 10807533 –   W.A.A.N.Jayathilaka
      2. Reg No: 60407890 –   K.G.M.Jayasena
      3. Reg No: 511159991 – W.A.M.G.P.K.Wanasinghe
      4. Reg No: 613246884 – R.M.Siriwardana
      5. Reg No:  613246863 – A.J Gamage
      6. Reg No: 314411224 – N.M.U.D.B.Nawarathne
      7. Reg No:  30207739 –   J.M.S.Udayakumari
      8.  Reg No:  10007954   – M.S.De Silva
      9. Reg No: 313246885 – H.L.T.Shyamalee
      10. Reg No: 316934707 – L. M. T.Silva
      11. Reg No 511154451-    T.M.Gamini

Reg No 716933348 –  U.C.K.P. Premalal

Publications:

Published Book

  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2020) Modern path of Education , (wOHdmkfha kQ;k .uka u.  ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. (In Printing)
  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2012) Education Policy and Objective, (wOHdmk m%;sm;a;s yd wruqKq ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers.
  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2009) Successful School Development, (id¾:l mdi,l ixj¾Okh )Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. ISBN 978-955-30-0992-0
  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2006) Data collecting Techniques, (o;a; /ia lsÍfï l%uYs,am )Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers.
  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2006) Projects and Competency Development, (jHdmD;s yd ksmqK;d ixj¾Okh )Colombo,  Godage & Brothers. ISBN 955-20-7999-3
  • Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2005) Sampling Techniques, (ksheoslrKh ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers.
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2015) Philosophical guidance for Planning in Sri Lanka, ( Y%S ,xldfõ wOHdmk ie,iqïlrKh i|yd od¾Yksl ud¾f.damfoaY – 3 jk uqøKh )Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. First Publication -2002  ISBN 955-20-6102-4
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2013) Research Methodology, (m¾fhaIK l%ufõoh f;jk uqøKh ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. First Publication 2004
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2015) Teacher Education in Sri Lanka, (Y%S ,xldfõ .=re wOHdmkh fojk uqøKh  ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. First Publication 2006  ISBN 955-20-8944-1
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2014) Planning School Education for of Creativity, (YsIH ks¾udmSnj j¾Okh i|yd mdi,a wOHdmk ie,iqïlrKh – fojk uqøKh  )Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. First Publication 2005 ISBN 955-20-8150-5
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2008) Development of Education subjected leadership, (wOHdmk úIhdkqnoaO kdhl;aj ixj¾Okh ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. ISBN 978-955-30-0445-1
  • Prof Sylve Senadeera and Wanasinghe, Shaminda (2007) Need of Evaluation of Teacher Performance, (Y%S ,xldfõ .=re ld¾h idOkh we.hSfï wjYH;dj ) Colombo, S. Godage & Brothers. ISBN 955-20-9504-2

Published Scholarly Articles

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2020) Education and Teacher Personality (wOHdmkh yd .=re fm!reIh   )Eds. Rev. B Dhamithajothi and D. Rillagoda in Yathiwara Pranama

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2019) School Based Teacher Development Programmes and It’s Procedures (mdi,a mdol .=re ixj¾Ok jevigyka yd tys l%shdldrs;ajh )In M.S. Wanasinghe, (Eds) ADEEKSHA, Vol. 08 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 17-31, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication
  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. & F.M.Nawastheen (2017) Introduction of the Curriculum (úIhud,dj ms<sn| ye|skaùula ) In M.S.Wanasinghe (Ed) ADEEKSHA, Vol. 07 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 8-19, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication

 

  • Wanasinghe, W.S (2017) Democratic Society and Democratic Citizen(Eds) A.L.S.Abeywickrama In Civic Education, Training Workshop on Global Citizenship Education, Organized by Maharagama: National Institute of Education

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2015) Need of Code of Ethics for Teachers (.=re wdpdrO¾u moaO;shl wjYH;dj )In Ayomi Irugalbandara & Shaminda Wanasinghe,(Eds) ADEEKSHA, Vol. 05;l Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 11-32, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication

 

  • Wanasinghe W.M.S (2015) Teaching methods for effective teaching (M,odhS b.ekaùula i|yd b.ekaùfï l%u& (Eds) B.G.Sampath Prasanna In “Diyawara” ,Bandarawela: Uwa National College of Education.

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2013) Leadership and Characteristics of Leadership (kdhl;aj yd kdhl;aj .;s ,laIK )In Ayomi Irugalbandara,Ed) ADEEKSHA, Vol. 04 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 97-114, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2012) Education for Development of Competencies for World of Work (jevf,dalhg wjYH ksmqK;d ixj¾Okh i|yd wOHdmkh )In Ayomi Irugalbandara (Eds) ADEEKSHA, Vol. 03 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 17-31, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2011) Preparing a Research Report (m¾fhaIK fhdackdjla ilia lsrSu )In Ayomi Irugalbandara & Malani Munasinghe,(Eds) ADEEKSHA, Vol 02 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 91-116, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication

 

  • Wanasinghe,W.M.S. (2010) Education and Buddhist Philosophy (wOHdmkh yd fn!oaO o¾Ykh )In Ayomi Irugalbandara & Shaminda Wanasinghe,(Eds) ADEEKSHA, Vol 01 Annual Educational Magazine, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp 103-114, ISSN 2012 8150, OUSL Publication
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