Mollah Mohammed Haroon-Ar Rasheed - PhD Student Profile - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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Mollah Mohammed Haroon-Ar RasheedMollah Mohammed Haroon-Ar Rasheed


Master of Education (First class with Honours),
University of Canterbury, NZ
Master of Arts (English), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

PhD Project Title

Critical thinking & English language learning in Bangladesh secondary schools: A case study of the reflective practice of a teacher educator


Professor Janinka Greenwood
Faye Parkhill

Expected Completion of PhD

September 2015


I have been working as Teacher Educator at different teacher training colleges under the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh for more than 12 years. I worked with Government projects like PROMOTE, FSSAP, and TQI to develop English teacher education curriculum, and training materials. As a regular part of my job, I facilitate training sessions for secondary school teachers to achieve professional competency (BEd & MEd.). 

Research Interests

Pedagogy in ESL context.
Critical literacy and second language learning.
Classroom engagement.


Learning English Language in Bangladesh: CLT and Beyond. Critical Literacy Journal, vol 6, no 2, 31-49 (2012).

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Approach in Bangladesh: effectiveness and improvements. In Greenwood, Everett, Kabir & Alam (Eds). Research and Educational Change in Bangladesh (2013). Dhaka: Dhaka University Press.