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Dr. Asaf Niwaz
Assistant Professor/HOD
Department of Education
 
Contacts
Email: asifnawaz1@uoh.edu.pk
Tel: 0300-9865349
University of Haripur (www.uoh.edu.pk)
 
Specilaization
Teacher Education
 
Education
PhD
 
  • Profile
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Teaching
  • Industry Experience
  • Achievements

               HEC Approved PhD Supervisor                               

 

Academics

Graduation, 1998

(B.A) Social Sciences

 University of the Punjab, Lahore

Pakistan

M.A Education, 2002

Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad

                   Pakistan   

PhD, Education, 2011

 

International Islamic University,

Islamabad, Pakistan

Research Areas

Teacher Education, Classroom Learning Environment, Open and Distance Learning, Research Methods, Curriculum Development

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth                                 :            December 21, 1975

National I.D. Card Number             :            37403-9914466-7

Marital Status                               :            Married

Religion                                        :            Islam

Nationality                                    :            Pakistani

DISTINCTIONS

  1. Higher Education Commission (HEC) approved supervisor for MPhil/PhDs Students
  2. Scholarship holder Higher Education Commission for PhD.
  3. Three time merit scholarships during course work of PhD at IIU, Islamabad.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

 

1.Principal Investigator: A research project on evaluation of Professional Competency Enhancement Program of Teachers by Learning Innovation Division, HEC, Islamabad.

     Fund: 0.5 million

     Status: Completed

2    Principal Investigator : Teachers Preparation in Teaching Reading Skills  

       Date: August, 2014

Agency / Organization: Pakistan Reading Project, USAID

Total Award Amount : 0.196 m

Status: Review

Date: September, 2011

1.   Career Counseling for students in Hazara Region

         Agency / Organization: NRPU, HEC, Islamabad

         Total Award Amount : 4.6 m

               Status: Review

PUBLICATIONS:

1.Niwaz A., & Bokhari M.A. (2010), “Retention of Basic Literacy Skills of Neo-literate: An Unknown Reality” Journal of Educational Research, Vol.13, No.1, pp. 263-272), Islamia University of Bahawalpur.

2. Niwaz A., Hussain M.A., Dahar, M.A. & Zaman, A.,(2010) “An Analysis of Guidance Services for Secondary School Students in PakistanInternational Journal of Academic Research,(Vol.2, No.5, pp.389-393), Baku Azerbaijan.

3.Hussain M.A., Niwaz, A. Dahar, M.A. & Zaman, A.,(2010) “ Technology Based Learning Environment and Students Achievement in English as a Foreign Language in Pakistan” Journal of Academic Research,(Vol.2, No.5, pp.398-402), Baku Azerbaijan.

4.Zaman, ., Niwaz, A., Faizze, F.A., Dahar, M.A. & Alamgir (2010) Analysis of Multiple Choice Items and the Effect of Items Sequencing on Difficulty Level in the Test of Mathematics. European Journal of Social Science, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 61-67.

5.Niwaz A., Zaman, A., Faize, F.A., Dahar, M.A.,& Tahirkheli, S.A., (2011), Acquisition and Retention of adult literacy skills: An Evaluation European Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 17 No 1. Pp. 54-60

6. Niwaz A., Bokhari, M.A., & Bokhari, T.A. (2010), Evaluation of Adult Literacy Programmes in Psychological Perspectives, Canadian Social Science Journal, pp.83-87, Vol.6, No.5, 2010

7.Dahar, M.A., Faize, F.A. & Niwaz, A. (2010) A case Study of the University College of Education Chiniot Punjab (Pakistan) with reference to Total Quality Management. European Journal of Social Science, Vol 16, No. 4, pp.502-516.

8.Faize, f.A., Dahar, M.A. & Niwaz, A. (2010), Improving Students Performance on Multiple Choice Questions in Physics-Practice in  Justifying the options, International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.2, No. 6, pp. 204-207, Baku Azerbaijan.

9.Dahar A. M., Faize F.A., Niwaz A., Hussain M.A, & Zaman A. (2010), “Relationship Between the Leadership Styles and Academic Achievement at the Secondary Stage in Punjab (PakistanJournal of Academic Research,(Vol.2, No.6, pp.459-462), Baku Azerbaijan.

10. Niwaz A. , Kayani M. N. & Kayani A., (2011)  “Education  through Cyberspace in Pakistan: Retrospect and ProspectInternational Journal of Business and Social Science, USA. Vol. 02, No. 08, pp 129-132

11. Niwaz A. , Abbas A.  &  Khan M.S., (2011), “Evaluation of Teachers’ Training Procedure and Pedagogical Skills in Adult LiteracyInternational Journal of Business and Social Science, USA. Vol. 02, No. 11, pp 120-124

12. Anwar m., Hukamdad, .& Niwaz A., (2011),Experience of E-learning in  Pakistan: Perceptions and Suggestions of Graduate StudentsInternational Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3, No. 3, pp. 373-376, Baku Azerbaijan

13. Khan A.N,  Niwaz A. & Shah M., (2013)The effect of proportionate amount of time on the students’ performance teaching English poems at higher secondary level in PakistanAcademic Research International. Issue: Vol.4, Number 1, January 2013.

14.Niwaz A., Noor, A., Khan, M.S., & khan, T.M.,(2013) Students’ Assessment In Academics Matters: An Evaluation of Open and Distance Learning in Pakistan. Academic Research International, ISSN-L: 2223-9553, ISSN: 2223-9944, Vol. 4 No. 6, pp. 232-239.

15.Niwaz, A., Khan, M.S., & Khan, T.M., (2013) Evaluation of Job Placement and Satisfaction of Graduate Students of Virtual University Pakistan. International Journal of Learning & Development ISSN 2164-4063 2013, Vol. 3, No. 6 Doi:10.5296/ijld.v3i6.4771 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v3i6.477. www.macrothink.org/ijld.

16. Niwaz A., Khan S.M., Noor A. & Hussain L., (2014), Managing Quality Education at Primary Level in Pakistan: Current Practices and Future Hopes. Gomal University Journal of Research. (Acceptance Letter)

17.Niwaz A., Noor A, &  Khan S.M.. (2014), Management of Education and Global Commitments: Capacity of Head Teachers in Pakistan. The Dialogue A Quarterly Research Journal, Qurtuba University of Science and Technology, D.I.Khan

18.Niwaz. A, “ Relapse into illiteracy of Adult Female Neo-Literates, a dilemma: Causes Behind” (paper is being reviewed by  Alberta Journal of Educational  Research, Canada)

19Niwaz  A., “Characteristics of Teachers, Teaching Methods and Content of Adult literacy: Perceptions of Adult Learners” paper is being reviewed by South African Journal of Educational Research

 

NATIONAL CURRICULUM CONFERENCES

1.National curriculum conferences: USAID Teacher Education Project on Development of course content in the subject of School, Society and Teacher at Sereana Hotel Quetta, Pakistan from November 01 – 04, 2011.

2.National curriculum conferences: USAID Teacher Education Project on Development of course content in the subject of Contemporary Issues and Trends  in Education at Avari Hotel Lahore, Pakistan from April 02 – 04, 2012.

3.National curriculum conferences: USAID Teacher Education Project on Development of course content in the subject of Research Method and Research Project at Avari Tower Karachi, Pakistan from September 11 – 15, 2012.

4.National curriculum conferences: USAID Teacher Education Project on Development of course content in the subject of Research Method and Research Project at Avari Hotel Lahore, Pakistan from October 25 – 27, 2012.

NATIONAL CURRICULUM WORKSHOP

  1. Curriculum Peer Review and Critical Thinking workshop on May 25-26, 2012 at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  2. Curriculum Peer Review and Writing workshop on July 09-10, 2012 at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

WORKSHOP ATTENDED AND CONDUCTED

1.LIFE COORDINATION MEETINGS: Workshop on Joyful Learning, How to Enhance the Learning of Learners on June 29, 2009 at ILME, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

2.National Training of Educational Administrators “Training of Trainers” in Collaboration of National Education Foundation, Islamabad on October 25, 2010 at National Institute of Science and Technology, H-8, Islamabad.

3.Orientation Workshop of Semester III and IV of B. Ed Elementary (04 Years) to faculty of Regional Institute of Teacher Education, Abbottabad

4.Provincial Professional Development Workshop on Orientation of Foundation Module 1 from September 21-25, 2014 by International Rescue Committee (Pakistan Reading Project (USAID), Peshawar

5.Provincial Professional Development Workshop on Orientation of Foundation Module 2 from November 2-5, 2014 by International Rescue Committee (Pakistan Reading Project (USAID), Peshawar

6.Provincial Professional Development Workshop on Orientation of Cooperative Learning from November 19-23, 2014 by International Rescue Committee (Pakistan Reading Project (USAID), Peshawar

7.Professional Development of New TTIs on Practicum, from 12-17 January, 2015 by International Rescue Committee (Pakistan Reading Project (USAID), Peshawar

8.One month Workshop conducted as a (Coordinator) on Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT) conducted at University of Haripur on Dec. 17th 2013 to January 21st  2014.

PRESENTATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

1.Paper presented in National conference at SZABIST campus Islamabad,  "Use of ICT in Teacher Education" on June 25, 2009

2.Paper presented in International Conference on Developmental Psychology, organized by National Institute of Psychology (NIP), Quaid-i-Azam University, on, "Guidance an integral part of education, situation analysis in Pakistan" on October 13, 2009.

3.Empowering Teachers through Provision of Facilities in Instructional Process to Reach MDGs, Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Millennium Development Goals, University of Education Lahore, 20-21 September, 2010.

4.Availability and Utilization of Research Facilities in Public Sector Universities in Pakistan, Paper Presented on 3rd International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education In Pakistan, Institute of Quality Management, University of the Punjab, 6-8 December, 2010.

5.3rd international conference on “Life in Small Towns” organized by THAAP, paper presented on “Existing Basic Facilities, Disparities, and Future Hopes: An Evaluation”  Lahore, Pakistan on November 9-13, 2012.

6. COMSAT, ABBOTTABAD, PC Hotel Bhurban, MURREE, Dec.04-06, 2013

7.SDPI’s Sixteenth Sustainable Development Conference  CRETING MOMENTUM: TODAY IS TOMMARROW, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Best Western, Hotel , Islamabad, 10-12 December, 2013

SERVICE RECORD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Organization:             University of Haripur, Haripur from March 21, 2011 to date

Key Responsibilities: Teaching and Research Supervision at Postgraduate level, Ms/PhD level. Currently I am supervising 13 research students of Mphil (edu) and 02 research students of PhDs. 03 research students of M.Phil (Education) have completed their research theses and hope to appear for final defense within 02 months under my supervision. 

LECTURER/DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Organization: Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Outreach Office, Mass Education, F-10 Markaz Islamabad from 20 April 2010 to March 15, 2011

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Policy making about educational programmes to be launched in future.
  • Supervise and monitor the progress of work of junior staff.
  • Development of course material to be used as correspondence material at graduate and postgraduate level.
  • Development of different material like tutor guide, student guide, Teacher Training workshop and Prospectus for the year 2010-11
  • Development of Scheme of Studies for B.Ed, M.Ed and M.A. Education
  • Development of course outlines according to scheme of studies approved by HEC

LECTURER (Field Based)

Organization: University of Management and Technology Lahore through READ Foundation, Islamabad. From February 2, 2005 to August 31, 2008, Job left for data collection of Ph.D thesis

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managed, reviewed and assessed the progress of 317 institutions of different levels including 4 colleges on monthly, quarterly and annual basis through research
  • Created strong network of coordination with other NGOs, INGOs, district and local governments.
  • Led the education programme, provided strategic vision, development and effective execution of programme strategy.

TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHER

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Model College Nilore, Islamabad from 23 September 2003 to 1st January 2005  

Key Responsibilities: Teaching at secondary level classes

TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHER:

Federal Government Boys Model High School Rawaldam, Islamabad. From November 19, 2002 to September 13, 2003

Key Responsibilities: Teaching at Secondary level classes

TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHER:

FCE Model School KRL Road, Rawalpindi. From August 10, 1998 to September 6, 2002.

Key Responsibilities: Teaching at Secondary level classes

Books authored (HEC Recognized)

S.No

Title of the Book

Year, Publisher

01

Research Methods in Education

 WINDOWS ON PRACTICE GUIDE B.ED (Hons) Elementary (Semester 07)

2012, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

02

Research Project

WINDOWS ON PRACTICE GUIDE B.ED (Hons) Elementary (Semester 08)

2012, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

 

Chapters in books in a calendar year (HEC Recognized)

 

S.No

Title of the Book

Title of the chapter

Year, Publisher

01

Contemporary Trends and Issues in Education

School and Learning Environment

2012, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

 

 

 

Quality of Education

2012, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.

02

LIFE IN SMALL TOWNS

Existing Basic Facilities, Disparities, and Future Hopes: An Evaluation

THAAP, Lahore

Member of Editorial Board/EXTERNAL EXAMINER/REVIEWER

  • Master; M.Phil and Ph.D Theses for National and International Students
  • Member of editorial board, ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, ISSN 2350 – 7756, http://www.apjmr.com
  • Reviewer of ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, ISSN 2350 – 7756, http://www.apjmr.com
  • Reviewer,  International Journal of Educational Policy  Research and Review, ISSN 2360-7076
  • Reviewer 16th SDPI conference, 2013  publications, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Reviewer of Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Karachi