Interactive Radio Instruction

radio instruction pedagogy teacher professional development

Through this module, we aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) in the teaching and learning process. More specifically, this module will build awareness amongst participants as to the characteristics, resources, demonstration scripts and effectiveness of IRI in teachers’ professional development.

Learning objectives

After studying this module and working on the related activities participants will be able to:

  • Explain role of IRI in Teacher Professional Development
  • Define the concept of Interactive Radio Instruction
  • Describe various characteristics of Interactive Radio Instruction
  • Conceptualize status of IRI as a Teacher Professional Development Tool
  • Explain different resources needed for IRI
  • Recognize subjects and grades taught with IRI
  • Discuss various IRI delivery models
  • Compare pros and cons of using CDs over Radio Broadcast
  • Describe the characteristics of a good IRI script
  • Develop IRI demonstration script for different subjects
  • Analyze role of radio for rural education in Pakistan
  • Analyze effectiveness of IRI on the learning outcomes of students in the hardest-to-reach areas


Prof. Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani, Prof. Dr. Samina Malik (IIUI, Pakistan)

Module specifications

Learning mode
Online self-paced learning with short video lectures and examples, practical assignment (text) and presentation
7.5 hours
Computer, Internet connection
Preliminary knowledge
Basic ICT skills (basic computer and ICT literacy)
Practical assignment, Presentation and Quizzes
Certificate of successful completion