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Carolyn Mccosh


About me

Carolyn McCosh has completed a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Professional Education and Training at Deakin University. She has extensive experience working in education and training in the Middle East, Asia and Australia where she has lived teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Through working with people from different cultural backgrounds including Arabic, Chinese and other nationalities she has gained a strong understanding of the different customs and religious practices of each culture.


Carolyn’s PhD research focuses on the education reform in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates where she spent two years working as an Advisor for an education consultancy in a local school improving the English Language levels of the Principal and Arabic Teacher’s as well as assisting to plan professional development to enhance the pedagogical skills of the Arabic Teachers. Her research aims to understand the barriers to education reform in Abu Dhabi including the cross-cultural challenges of changing pedagogical practices in the classroom.