Edutainment and Infotainment – New Frontiers in Education in Sri Lanka

Ralapanawa Students

THE MONTHLY LECTURE AT THE FORUM OF THE LEARNED

AT 09:30 AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020

AT ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE OF STUDY AND DIALOGUE

490/5, Havelock Road, Colombo 06Telephone 011 2581289

“EDUTAINMENT AND INFOTAINMENT – NEW FRONTIERS IN EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA”

Nanda Wanninayaka

Nanda Wanninayaka

An Educator with Over 20 Years of ExperienceThe Founder & the Chairman of the Horizon Lanka Foundation

Organized and Conducted by Sanskruthi Sadashraya

32/1 A, Srawastthi Premises, Colombo 07 – Telephone 011 2677488

Education in State School System

  1. Traditional classroom based education
  2. Less interesting more listening and notetaking
  3. Teacher centric
  4. Less participation of students

Private Tuition Industry

  1. Tight schedules
  2. Almost no participation of the students
  3. Exam oriented
  4. Market driven

Edutainment & Infotainment

  1. Using real situations for language education
  2. Using entertainment throughout the lesson
  3. Using information and communication to their best
  4. Creative and novel ways
  5. Group work
  6. Presentations
  7. Public speaking
  8. Interning, filed trips, workshops, conferences
  9. Using technology as much as possible
  10. Using media to an optimum level
  11. Using local & foreign volunteer teachers
  12. Overseas experiences
  13. Goals oriented
  14. Higher education, arts, sports & technical fields, entrepreneurship
  15. Thakshila – Disapamok – Rome – Mentor way of teaching in practical ways