3rd SLAIHEE SDC joint Conference 2007

The Third Conference was held on Friday, 27th April 2007, followed by a post-conference half-day workshop on Saturday 28th April 2007 (on 'Reflective Practice'). The conference File VersionsWarning: Restor and the workshop were organised jointly with the Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo, on the theme "Developing Skills in University Lecturers and Students?".

Conference AnnouncementThe Keynote Address was delivered by Mr Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, Managing Director, Eagle Insurance. Proceedings were conducted by Professor Suki Ekaratne. Dr Nilukshi Abeyasinghe delivered a Plenary Presentation on ?Analysis and Perceptions of Academic promotion Schemes in the Sri Lankan University System?, which was followed by a Panel Discussion. Paper presentation sessions were chaired by Mr P Dias and Dr Enoka Corea.

The following peer-refereed PAPERS WERE PRESENTED at the conference, and their Abstracts can be seen at News letters (click on "Volume 3")

  1. Changing Teaching Methods to address the Mismatch in Perceptions on Higher Level Thinking between University Students and Employers by DN Liyanage and SRSDK Weerawansa, University of Colombo

  2. Lessons Learnt ? using Small Group Discussions as a Strategy for Active Learning by WVAD Samararatne, University of Colombo

  3. Supporting the Development of Employability Skills in Students through Guest Lectures by AS Adikaram, University of Colombo

  4. Facilitating directional ?Movement of Thought? using Learning Agreements as Change Instruments in Teacher and Student Development by Suki Ekaratne and YMSK Weerakoon, University of Colombo

  5. Addressing Possible Impacts on the Leaning Climate of Medical Students at University of Ruhuna based on Teacher Perceptions by V Devasiri University of Ruhuna

  6. Life Skills Assessment as a Teaching Tool to improve Cognitive and Employability Skills in post-graduate students by P. Dias, University of Sri Jayewardanepure

  7. Changing Criteria in Assessment to Reduce the Problem of Plagiarism and to Develop Skills by N Mendis, University of Colombo

  8. Introduction of a Transparent Assessment Procedure to Develop Presentation Skills in Geography Students by MO Perera and EMS Ranasinghe

  9. Modifying Teaching and Assessment Methods to Improve Student Performance in Practicals by A Wickramasooriya