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Associate Professor / Focal Person CLL
Dr Muhammad Athar Hussain
Dr. Muhammad Athar Hussain has been teaching courses at PhD, M.Phil and Master Levels. The major courses he has taught are Advance Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Comparative Assessment, Survey Research, Educational Psychology,
Trends and Issues in Elementary Teacher Education, Trends and Issues in Distance Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Education, Teaching of English, Functional English, General Methods of Teaching, Instructional Strategies, Human Development,.
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  • PHD Education, International Islamic University Islamabad, 2011.
  • Master in English Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 2005.
  • Master in Education, Institute of Education and Research, University of the  Punjab, Lahore, 2000.


Associate Professor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (2021)

Assistant Professor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (2015)

Assistant Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (2013).

Assistant Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore (2011).


Javed Mustafa, M. Athar Hussain & Shafqatullah. (2021). Secondary School Teachers’

Use of Classroom Level Assessment Techniques in Mathematics. New Horizons, 15(1), 46-60.

Sadia Naz & M. Athar Hussain. (2020). Trends in Self Directed Learning: Constraints

and Opportunities.  Journal of Educational Sciences & Research, 7(1), 63-75.

Mamonah Ambreen & M. Athar Hussain. (2020). Risking and Securing Out of School

Children: Parents’ Perspective in a Semi-Urban Community. Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. 7(2), 137-149.

M. Athar Hussain. (2018). Language Anxiety and attitude of secondary school students. Pakistan

Journal of Education, 35(1), 71-82.

Project, Research Interests

Dr. Hussain’s interests revolve around but not limited to Learning environments, Teaching Styles; English Language Teaching and Learning; Open and Distance Learning; Children Rights, Teaching and Technology; Early Childhood Education; Pedagogy and Identity; Reading Strategies; Adult Learning and Teaching; Literacy Instruction, Family Literacy, Non-formal Education and Lifelong Learning Approaches.


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.