Professor W. Chandradasa

Professor W. Chandradasa

Professor

Professor

Telephone: 0112504734 (Office)

E mail: wchandradasa@yahoo.com

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education ( Colombo )
  • Master of Philosophy ( Colombo )
  • Doctor of Philosophy ( Colombo )

 

Teaching Areas

  • Educational Measurement and Assessment
  • Educational and Psychological Testing
  • Educational Psychology
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Educational Statistics
  • Research Methods

 

Areas of Research Interests

  • Educational and Psychological Test Construction
  • Measurement and Assessment in Education and Psychology
  • Self-concept Development

 

Executive and other positions on the boards of international, national Organizations

  • Member of Sri Lanka evaluation Association.

 

Editorial Work

  • 2004 . Educational Review -2 . ISBN 955-96901 -1-6, Homagama.
  • 2009 . Educational Review -3 . ISBN 978-955-96901-2-2,Homagama.

 

Books

  • 2004. Inferential Statistics for Educational and Psychological Research (Sinhala). Sara Publishers, Kottawa.ISBN 955-584-449-6.
  • 2009. Descriptive Educational Statistics (Sinhala). Author publication.ISBN 978-955-96901-3-9.

 

Journal Articles

  1. 1995. Methods of assessing construct validity of psychological tests(Sinhala). Adyapana No. 25 ; (Journal of the National Education Society of Sri Lanka ), 72-81.
  2. 1999. Self-concept and its nature(Sinhala). Adyapana Manovidya sangrahaya . Dr. Raja Gunawardhana and Mr. R. Abeypala (Eds). 137-154. Sara Publishers, Kottawa.
  3. 2000. Reliability of test scores. Education Review. 1 (Sinhala). Chandradasa (Ed.). 77- 98.
  4. 2000. Self-esteem and Education.(Sinhala) Development in Education 25 th Anniversary Volume. 63-73, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo .
  5. 2006. Reporting the results of inferential statistic analysis.(Sinhala) Adyapanay (Journal of National Education Society) No. 37 ” . 51-65.
  6. 2006. A review of the learning theories of Thorndike, Wotson, Pavlow and Skinner: Behavioristic Psychologists(Sinhala) Adyapana ( Journal of National Education Society) No. 39 3-24.
  7. 2007. Self-confidence for the development Adyapana Prathiba(Sinhala). 60-63 An Publication of the Arts Circle Of The B.Ed Students, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo
  8. 2008 Effect of self concept on learning achievements Adyapana Prathiba (Sinhala). 44-52. An Publication of the Arts Circle Of The B.Ed Students, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo
  9. 2009 . Effect of teacher expectations on students learning Adyapana Sanvada (Sinhala). Chandana Kasthuriarachchi(Ed.) Faculty of Education , University of Colombo . 52-73.
  10. 2009 . Piaget’s views on intelligence and its development. Pranamapuja (Sinhala). Wimal Hewamanage(Ed). 113-132.

 

Conference Papers

  1. 2000.The Influence of school performance measures on Academic Self-Concept A paper presented at the Annual Academic Sessions- 2000. Faculty of Education, University of Colombo .
  2. 2007. Problems confronted by exam oriented education. A paper presented at the Symposium on Quality Improvement in School education Organized by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Faculty of Education and other Universities in Sri Lanka , July 17,18 and 19, 2007.
  3. 2008. Construction and standardization of An Academic Self-Concept scale.
  4. A paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium conducted by the University of Colombo 2008.
  5. 2008. Out of School Children in Sri Lanka . A paper presented at NUEPA India.

 

Unpublished Thesis titles

  1. 1996. Construction and Validation of A Self-concept Measuring Instrument for Sri Lankan secondary level school children.(Sinhala) M.Phil Thesis
  2. 2005. An study on the relationship between self-concept of Academic Ability and academic achievement measures and the frame of reference effect on it. Ph.D Thesis.

 

Joint Research

  1. 1991. Internal Evaluation of Matara Education Development Project , conducted by the Faculty of Education, University of Colombo .
  2. 2000. Tracer Study of Technical College Graduates 1999/2000 , conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics and The National Educational Research and Evaluation Center , Faculty of Education.
  3. 2003. The Implementation of School Based Assessment in Post Primary Classes conducted by The National Educational Research and Evaluation Centre, University of Colombo.
  4. 2005. Construction and validation of a general ability test battery for the students in the age group 10-18 year in the school system of Sri Lanka , Conducted by The National Educational Research and Evaluation Centre, University of Colombo
  5. 2007. National Assessment of Achievement of grade 8 students in Sri Lanka conducted by The National Educational Research and Evaluation centre. University of Colombo .
  6. 2009. Mapping Out of School Children (in selected sample of 14 district in Sri Lanka) conducted by The National Educational Research and Evaluation Centre, University of Colombo.
  7. 2009. National Assessment of Achievement of Grade 4 students in Sri Lanka conducted by The National Educational Research and Evaluation Centre. University of Colombo .

 

Departmental and University Activities and Responsibilities

  1. The Dean of the Faculty
  2. Course coordinator –Bachelor of Education part III
  3. Course coordinator –Master of Education (Educational and Developmental psychology) (Full Time)
  4. Senior Treasurer of the Education Faculty Students Union
  5. A Member of the management committee of the Day Care centre, University of Colombo .

 

Graduate supervision

  1. 2003/M.Phil/T 03 – Ms H.H.A.S.J. Wevegedara. A critical study to assess the extent to which school based assessment procedure is successfully used in learning teaching process in junior secondary classrooms.
  2. 2004/M.Phil/15 – Ms. M.D.V.N. Gunathilaka. A study Based on the conduct of School Based Assessment procedure in 12-13 grades of Sri Lankan school system and the merits and demerits of it.
  3. 2006/M.Phil/13 / -Mr D. Keppitigoda. Teachers’ use of Motivational Strategies Students’ Motivational beliefs and Cognitive strategies in the classroom academic Performance.
  4. 2004/M.Ed/PT/P12 – Ms. M. Cleda Kanthi. A study based on the use of school based assessment procedure in Biology at the GCE (A/L) in the Kuliyapitiya Education District.
  5. 2004/M.Ed/FT/P16 – Mr. M.A.P. Munasinghe. A study to assess the performance of school based assessment procedure at the key stage three of the primary school curriculum .
  6. 2004/M.Ed/PT/S5 – U.N. Ranawaka. A study based on the factors that contribute to occupational satisfaction of teachers in Government Schools.
  7. 2004/M.Ed/FT/P22 – Ms. K.G. Sirimawathie. A study to assess the performance of school based assessment at the 9 th grade level of junior secondary level school.
  8. 2004/M.Ed/PT/P14 – Mr. G.G.P.P. Kumara. A study to assess the performance of School Based assessment in the subjects of social studies and History at GCE (O/L).