Md. Shajedur Rahman is a PhD student in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, Open University, UK. His current project aims to understand the relationships between teachers' collaboration and their classroom practice in Bangladeshi primary schools using a qualitative approach.
His interest around this issue emerged from his last workplace, English in Action- an English Language Teacher Development project in Bangladesh which is funded by the UKAID with the OU as one of the project partners- where he worked for around 3 and half years as a senior research officer. As a part of this project, peer collaboration among teachers is promoted for school-based professional development.
Shajedurs' aim is to use the notion of Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and the concept of Legitimate Peripheral Participation as a theoretical lens to understand how teachers learn through collegial collaboration and how the learnings are translated in their classroom teaching.
He did his undergrad in Science Education and first Masters in Curriculum and Instructional technology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Then did another Masters at the Institute of Education-UCL in Primary Education (Policy and Practice).
Teacher Education, Research Philosophy (Critical Realism)