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Mr Md Rahman

Md. Shajedur Rahman

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  • PhD Researcher
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Professional biography

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).

Research interests

Teacher Education, Research Philosophy (Critical Realism)


Teachers’ peer support: difference between perception and practice (2019)
Rhaman, Md. Shajedur
Teacher Development: An international journal of teachers' professional development, 23(1) (pp. 121-138)
'ICT-Periodism' in the Classroom: Lessons Learnt from English in Action (2015-02)
Rahman, Md. Shajedur and Akter, Naznin
International Journal of Science and Research, 4(2) (pp. 1330-1334)
English Proficiency Assessments of Primary and Secondary Students Participating in English in Action: Third Cohort (2014) Large-Scale Quantitative Study (2015)
Li, Nai; McCormick, Robert; Power, Tom; Siddique, Md. Ashraf; Burton, Sonia and Rahman, Md. Shajedur
English in Action
English language and social and economic opportunity: Case studies of underprivileged school-leavers (2015)
Solly, Michael; Rahman, Shajedur and Eyres, Ian
Cambridge Education, Cambridge.


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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