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Assistant Professor / Incharge
Dr Muhammad Tanveer Afzal
Dr Muhammad Tanveer Afzal has MSc in Mathematics and PhD in Education and is working as Assistant Professor in Science Education Department at Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
He has been performing duties as a faculty coordinator and resource person for MPhil and PhD programs. He has many national and international research publications to his name. He has visited University of Leicester, UK under HEC International Research.
His areas of Interest are, ICT in Education, Mathematics Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Education. He is supervising MS/MPhil, PhD and MA/MED research students.
+92 51 9574323


PhD Education


Nineteen years of teaching, curriculum development and research experience at higher education level. 


  1. Bibi. S., Afzal, M. T., Raza, H. S. &Jabeen, F. (2021). Comparison of Effectiveness of Professional Development Programs at Elementary Level in Islamabad. Webology, Vol.18, No.5, pp 647-664. ISSN: 1735-188X.
  2. Mansoor, S & Afzal, M. T. (2021). Role of TeleSchool in Students’ Engagement during COVID-19 Lockdown: A Phenomenological Perspective. Journal of Educational Research, Dept. of Education, IUB, Pakistan, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp 79-94. p-ISSN:1027-9776; e-ISSN:2309-8554.
  3. Rahim, M. Afzal, M., T. (2021). Effect of Teaching Styles of Teachers on Academic Achievement of Students Learning in General Science Subject at Elementary level in District Astore. Journal of Education & Humanities Research, 11(I), 65-77, p-ISSN:2415-2366; e-ISSN:2710-2971.
  4. Afzal, M. & Afzal, M., T. (2021). Development and Validation of Teacher’s Social Emotional Teaching Competence Questionnaire (SETCQ) for School Teachers. International Review of Social Sciences, 9(1), 380-385, e-ISSN:2309-0081 p-ISSN: 2710-0057.
  5. Jabeen, F. & Afzal, M., T. (2020). Effect of Simulated Chemistry Practicals on Students’ Performance at Secondary School Level. Journal of Education and Educational Development, 7(1), 119-139, e-ISSN:2313-3538 p-ISSN: 2310-0869   DOI:
  6. Afzal, J., & Afzal, M., T. (2020). Need Analysis of School Management Information System for Public Schools in Punjab (Pakistan). Global Social Sciences Review, V(I), 362-369. e-ISSN:2616-793X p-ISSN: 2520-0348   doi:10.31703/gssr.2020(V-I).37.
  7. Nasreen, K. and Afzal, M. T. (2020). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in higher education: a SWOT analysis of Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad (Pakistan). Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 321-33, Emerald Publishing Limited e-ISSN: 2414-6994 p-ISSN: 1858-3431 DOI 10.1108/AAOUJ-11-2019-0052.
  8. Bibi, A., and Afzal, M. T. (2020). Students’ Exam Anxiety in the Context of Teacher’s Behaviour at Secondary Level.  International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 976-984. ISSN 2233-7857. 
  9. Dastgir, G., Afzal, M. T., and Atta, N. (2019). Transforming English Language Writing Skill Employing Problem Based Learning. Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 2, 99-116. ISSN 2306-112X (E).
  10. Afzal, M. T., Idrees, M., Fardous, N., & Ambreen, M. (2019).  Relationship between Workload and Burnout in Pakistani College Teachers. Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, Vol.13, No 1, pp 161-167.
  11. Afzal, M. T. & Nasreen, K. (2019). An Analysis of the Impact of Culture on Pedagogy in the Tribal Area of Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan).American Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, 84-92. p- ISSN: 2327-6126, e-ISSN: 2327-6150.
  12. Bashir, M., Shahzadi, N. and Afzal, M. T. (2018).  Comparison between Perception and Use of Alternative Assessment Techniques in Teaching of English at Secondary Level.  Journal of Educational Research, Dept. of Education, IUB, Pakistan, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp 189-202. p-ISSN:1027-9776; e-ISSN:2309-8554.
  13. Ambreen, M., and Afzal, M. T. (2017). Quality and Quality Assurance Approaches in the Context of Teacher Education: Questions yet to be answered.  NICE Research Journal (Special Issue), pp-106-125.
  14. Iqbal, A., Sultana, N. and Afzal, M. T. (2017). The Effects of Meta-cognitive Instruction on Higher and Lower Achiever in Solving Mathematical word Problems. Journal of Elementary Education, Vol 27, No.1, pp 37-50.
  15. Dastgir, G., Afzal, M. T., Atta, N. and Ahmed, N. (2017). Teachers Attitude towards Professional Training for Teaching of English Writing through Problem Based Learning. Pakistan Journal of Social Science, Vol. 37, No.1, pp 152-164.
  16. Sultana, N., Ambreen, M. and Afzal, M. T. (2016). Quality of Teacher Education Program of Distance Mode. Pakistan Journal of Distance and Online Learning, Vol. 02, No. 02. Pp-17-34.
  17. Iqbal, A., Sultana, N. and Afzal, M. T. (2016). Meta-cognitive Instruction and Students’ Achievement in Solving Mathematical Word Problems. Pakistan Journal of Education, Vol. 33, Issue, II. Pp, 1-14.
  18. Afzal, M. T., &Fardous, N. (2016). Students’ Preferences of Technology Usage for Their Learning Engagement. American Journal of Educational Research, 4(10), 749-751.
  19. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, and Muhammad Afzal. (2016). “Relationship of Family Structure and Emotional Intelligence of Secondary School Students in Islamabad.” American Journal of Educational Research, vol. 4, no. 9: 685-688. doi: 10.12691/education-4-9-7.
  20. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, Benny AgusPribadi, Made YudhiSetiani and Titi Chandrawati. (2015). Relationship between Perception and Use of social media in Distance and Open Learning by Faculty of Universitas Terbuka Indonesia. Pakistan Journal of Education, Vol. 32, Issue, 1. Pp, 61-76.
  21. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal and Munazza Afzal. (2015). Comparison of Students’ Satisfaction and Achievement at Secondary Level in Islamabad. American Journal of Educational Research, vol. 3, no. 12: 1324-1327. doi: 10.12691/education-3-12-7.
  22. Dastgeer, G., and Afzal, M. T. (2015). “Improving English Writing Skill: A Case of Problem Based Learning.” American Journal of Educational Research, vol. 3, no. 10. Pp. 1315-1319. doi: 10.12691/education-3-10-17.
  23. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal, Asma Safdar, and Munnaza Ambreen. (2015). “Teachers Perceptions and Needs towards the Use of E-Learning in Teaching of Physics at Secondary Level.” American Journal of Educational Research, vol. 3, no. 8. Pp. 1045-1051. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-16.
  24. Afzal, M. T., Gondal, B. and Fatima, N. (2014). The effect of computer based instructional technique for the learning of elementary level mathematics among high, average and low achievers. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2014, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 47-59.
  25. Saleem, A., Masrur R. and Afzal, M.T. (2014). Effect of Professional Development on Enhancing the Knowledge Level of University Teachers in Pakistan. Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, Vol.8, No.2, pp162 -168.
  26. Safdar, M., Shah, I., Riffat, Q., Afzal, T. & Malik, R. H. (2014). Pre-labs as Advance Organizers to Facilitate Meaningful Learning in the Physical Science Laboratory. Middle Eastern & African Journal of Educational Research, Issue 7, pp (30-43), ISSN: 2146 – 684X.
  27. Nabeel,T., Sohail, I. & Afzal, M.T. (2012). Social Adjustment of School Aged Children with Cochlear Implant. International Journal of Science and Clinical Laboratory, IAMURE, Vol. 2, pp, 1-24. ISSN 2244-1557 (print), ISSN 2244-1565 (online).
  28. Afzal, M.T., Maqbool, S. Ambreen, M. & Naseer, N. (2012). The Effect of INTEL Teach Computer Assisted Workshop on Prospective Teachers’ Self Confidence and Self Concept: Prospective Teachers and Technology. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.149-160.
  29. Afzal, M.T., Azeem, M., Maqbool, S. &Tahirkheli, S.A. (2011). Attitude of Mathematics teachers related to the use of Computer Technology in the Classroom. The International Journal of Learning. Vol. (18), Issue (2), pp.279-290.
  30. Azeem, M., Afzal M. T. &Majoka, M. I. (2010). How and Why Grading. The International Journal of Learning. Vol. (17), Issue, 03, pp.581-596.
  31. Afzal M. T. &Gondal, M. B. (2010). Effect of Mathematics Software Facilitated Teaching on Students Learning. The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, Vol. (6), Issue, 3, pp. 111-120.
  32. Khan, S.  & Afzal M. T. (2010). Physical Development of Children through Curriculum. The International Journal of Learning. Vol. (17), Issue, 01, pp.301-308.
  33. Azeem, M., Mehmood, N., Rehman, K., Afzal, M. T., Muhammad, N. & Idrees, M. (2009). Development of an Attitude Scale to Measure Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitude towards the Teaching Profession. The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue.5, pp.175-188.
  34. Bashir, M., Afzal, M. T. & Azeem, M. (2008). Reliability and Validity of Qualitative and Operational Research Paradigm.Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operational Research, Vol. IV, No. 1, PP (35-45).
  35. Saeed, M., Afzal, M. T. & Mahmood, T. (2008). Assessing Teachers’ Performance at Higher Education Level in Pakistan. Journal of Research and Reflections in Education, Vol. 2, No.1, pp 13 -32,
  36. Achievement of Students across Gender and Discipline (2014). Published By Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  37. Effect of Technology on Learning Achievement: Integrating Technology Best Practices. (2012). Published By Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  38. Educational Research with Electronic Data Analysis. (2011). Published by Majeed Book Depot, Lahore, Pakistan
  39. Basics of Educational Research: Introduction to SPSS analysis. (2009).  Published by Majeed Book Depot, Lahore, Pakistan

Project, Research Interests

Award of Thematic Research Grant Project (Rs 4.14 million) by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Year 2017-2018.

Research Project Grant 2020 by Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

 Research Interests:
Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Measurement and Evaluation, ICT in Education and Curriculum Development.


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.