SLTC launches CETLI | Sunday Observer

SLTC launches CETLI

Prof. S. U. K. Ekarathne
Prof. S. U. K. Ekarathne

The Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), recently introduced an independent organisation, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CETLI).

CETLI has been set up to improve skills and performances of educators across the education sector, and will strive to enhance quality and effectiveness, inducing modern teaching techniques and principles through a series of courses, workshops, conferences and one-on-one communication.

The launch was attended by Chairman Sri Lanka Telecom Kumarasinghe Sirisena who also unveiled the commemorative plaque, along with Founding President/CEO SLTC Eng. Ranjith Rubasinghe, Director CETLI Prof. S. U. K. Ekarathne and Dr. Ajith Pasquel. The audience comprised academia from universities, and invitees from the ministries of Education and Higher Education.

Speaking at the launch, Eng. Ranjith Rubasinghe said, “What we intend to accomplish is to fill a long-felt vacuum in the space of educator quality improvement that will have a hugely positive impact on the students they produce. This centre will help enrich the program delivery standards in higher education institutions, specially in the non-state sector.”

In his keynote address Prof. S U K Ekarathne said, “In courses such as these, we will use interactive methods because there is constant criticism that in the teaching methods commonly used, students are not motivated to become involved or engaged in the learning process.”

A three-month course for university teachers will start immediately and commencing July ’18, a national conference on higher education will commence.

The Centre is located at SLTC’s City Campus at Trace Expert City, Maradana.