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ENHANCING THE QUALITY & THE RELEVANCE OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT CURRICULAR WITHIN THE SRI LANKAN HIGHER EDUCATION

Abstract

Sri Lanka is yet to recover from the effect of the December 2004 tsunami. Among many other reasons it has been identified that none of the Sri Lankan higher education institutions possess a curricular with the ability to produce disaster management expertise within the country. Addressing this issue, the European and Asian Infrastructure Advantage (EURASIA) research project is initiated which aims at developing a mechanism to develop a joint curriculum for Built Environment education through an international collaboration between five European and Asian Built Environment educational institutions. In this context, the primary objective of this paper is to discuss an academically sound methodology for building a joint curricular by comparing and assessing the needs and barriers of both the continents.

 

Keywords: Curriculum Development, Capacity Enhancement, Disaster Management

For full paper: fmscresearch@sjp.ac.lk


Author Biography

K.P. Keraminiyage

The Research Institute of Built and Human Environment

The School of Built Environment, United Kingdom

D. Amaratunga

School of the Built Environment

Maxwell Building - 4th Floor

The University of Salford, United Kingdom