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Aluthge Wijayawardana

Doctor of Education
Study Completed: 2011
College of Education


Thesis Title
Exploring the potential for an alternative teacher education programme for pre-service teacher education in the Environmental Related Activities Curriculum in Sri Lanka through the problem based learning approach used in one university in New Zealand

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Ms Kalyani explored the potential of an alternative teacher education programme for enhancing Environmental Related Activities primary pre-service teacher education in Sri Lanka. Using a New Zealand university’s Problem Based Learning approach (PBL) for enhancing primary science teacher education she identified the main features of the approach through the analysis of curriculum documents, staff interviews and responses to a student questionnaire. She found PBL an excellent way of enhancing primary science teacher education and looked at how it can be transferred to the Sri Lankan context.

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