Course instructor for M.Sc. Leadership and Management 2021-2025 at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Course instructor for Postgraduate Diploma in Faroese as an Additional Language 2021-2022
Course Leader for "University Learning & Teaching" (Setursnámsfrøði) Co-designed and conducting the pedagogy course for colleagues – Nov 2019-20.
Taught the gymnasium teachers at the General Pedagogy Course “Classroom Management” and “Assessment & Feedback”. Sept 24 & 25, 2019.
Designed and taught the elective course, "Teaching of English as a Foreign Language" in NÁD: 2011-2012, 2013-2014 & 2017-2018.
Designed and conducted a course for teachers “Teaching of Spoken English in English as a Foreign Language Teaching”. Nám, Jan 9 & 10, 2018.
Designed and conducted a course for ‘Lærugreinadagur í enskum’ for teachers on “Teaching materials : teacher, learner and materials.” Nám, Jan 19, 2017.
Designed and taught an ELT course for Higher Secondary Teachers (gymnasium) through ‘Nám’. February 2014.
Designed and taught courses in English for the banking staff, nurses and medical secretaries. 2000.
Taught the Cambridge English Courses FCE, CAE & CPE at the University from 1994-97.
Assistant Professor in English in Women’s Christian College, affiliated to the University of Madras, in the period 1986-89.
1. Project Manager for “Creating Connections in the Arctic Educational Science Community – ConnectED”. DKK 500,000 awarded by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DAFSHE) 2021-2023.
2. Project partner for Arctic Conference on Educational Sciences (ACCESS). Funding NOK 400,000 by UArctic Project Call for Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education. 2021-2023.
3. “Distance Teaching and Learning in the Arctic Communities – DistARCTIC 2020-22”
4. “Challenges faced by teachers in the compulsory Faroese schools due to COVID19 impact on their professional environment 2020-21
5. “Role and Significance of Leadership in Supporting Teachers in Faroese Compulsory Schools During the Covid-19 Crisis”
Purpose of the study
The study aims to:
The study has been kindly funded by The Research Council of The Faroe Islands.
6. Member of the UArctic network for Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity.
Writing a book chapter on the Theme “Language & Identity” and corresponding author for another theme, “ Supporting teachers for diversity & inclusion in the classroom” with a colleague from Iceland. The book is titled: Education, Equity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North to be published in 2021.
Attended the UArctic workshop in Joensuu, Finland for planning the book, Education, Equity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North. Nov 18 & 19, 2019.
Member of the working group for education and labour appointed by the Prime Minister's office as part of the government's growth strategy forum from feb 2021 til June 2022
Project Manager for “The Gymnasium Reform Project” in Føroya Handilsskúli. 2009-12.
Member of the working group for integration of foreigners appointed by the Ministry of the Interior in 2010, which published the Integration Report in 2011
Member of the Committee that designed a new curriculum for English Language Teaching (ELT) from grade 4 in the compulsory school to the ‘A’ level in the Higher Secondary schools - appointed by the Ministry of Education. 2008.
Vijayavarathan, K. (in press). The core-peripheral belief dynamic and its impact on teaching speaking in English as a foreign language (EFL) in grade 8 in the Faroe Islands. Fróðskaparrit (in press)
Vijayavarathan, K. (in press). Teacher challenges in Faroese Compulsory Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Support from School Leaders
Vijayavarathan, K. (2021). School Leadership Challenges in Faroese Compulsory Schools During the COVID-19 Crisis. Faroese Scientific Journal, [S.l.], pp. 5-35. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18602/fsj.v0i0.126
Vijayavarathan, K. (in press). Policy equity contexts in inclusive education for immigrant children in The Faroe Islands in Beaton, M.C., Hirshberg, D. and Turunen, T. (in press) Education, Equity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North. Springer, Netherlands.
Vijayavarathan, K and Óskarsdóttir, E. (in press). Analysis of policies supporting teachers to tackle linguistic and cultural diversity and facilitate inclusion from the perspectives of Iceland and The Faroe Islands in Beaton, M.C., Hirshberg, D. and Turunen, T. (in press) Education, Equity and Inclusion: Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable North. Springer, Netherlands.
Vijayavarathan, R. (2021). Equity in Education for the Circumpolar North. The Morning Watch: Educational and Social Analysis, Spring 2021, 47(1), 104. https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/mwatch/article/view/2263/1797
Vijayavarathan, K. (2016). An investigation of teacher cognition of Faroese grade 8 EFL teachers about teaching speaking and its impact on their praxis. Roots, 2 (2), 8-12.
Vijayavarathan, K. (2021). Professional Inclusion of a Native Foreigner: a quasi-personal uphill journey, Fjølnir, pp. 70. https://www.mfs.fo/professinal-inclusion-of-a-native-foreigner
Vijayavarathan, K. (2018). Teacher cognition of grade 8 teachers on teaching speaking in English as a foreign language in The Faroe Islands and its impact on teachers’ pedagogical praxis: seven case studies. Doctoral dissertation. Doi: 10.7146/aul.287.201. https://ebooks.au.dk/aul/catalog/book/287
Vijayavarathan, K. (2020). Whisper of Butterfly Wings. Sprotin.
PhD in Educational Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark. 2017
PG Certificate in Higher Pedagogy (PgCertHELT) – Robert Gordon University, Scotland. 2006
M.Sc. Business Management – Robert Gordon University, Scotland. 2000-03
M.Phil. in English (Research Degree) – The University of Madras, India. 1986-87
M.A. in English – Stella Maris College affiliated to the University of Madras, India. (Rank holder, awarded Jubilee gold medal for performance in the M.A exam in the state of Tamil Nadu.) 1984-86
Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism – University of Madurai, India. 1986
B.A. in English Literature– Stella Maris College affiliated to the University of Madras. (Rank holder in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.) 1981-84
Translate and proof read diverse academic and non-academic documents from Faroese to English for the university, public administration & private organisations.
Translated the book on the Faroese painter “Steffan Danielsen” by Kinna Poulsen from Faroese to English, 2009.
Have published one poem in each of the following collections: “Jewels of the Imagination”, The International Library of Poetry, 1991; “Deo Volente”, Poetry Today, 1998; “Christian Muses”, Eden Press, 1999.