Investigation of the factors for students’ less participation in Extracurricular Activities at ‘General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level’ in Sri Lanka

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Dr. SaritaVerma, Ms. AmilaRupesinghe


 The education system is considered as an essential part of the superstructure in the society. It can equip individuals with the specialized knowledge and skills they will need to join the workforce. People construct their knowledge and understand the world through experience. Therefore active learning happens in a setting where students feel less intimidated than in a formal classroom. Extracurricular activities have great potential for helping a wide range of learners achieve more desirable and rewarding circumstances for themselves and their communities. Although the Sri Lankan education system has delivered significant results such as high education standards parallel to developed countries, it still requires ongoing improvement in informal education spaces to maintain the quality of education in an extremely dynamic socio-economic background.


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