SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc <p><strong>Aim</strong></p> <p><strong>SBBU Journal of Social Sciences</strong> is a bi-annual, fully open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), SBA Pakistan. It publishes national, and international research papers, case studies, research briefs, critical reviews, debates, and book reviews focusing on the disciplines of social sciences. The journal aims to publish original and unpublished academic contributions that focus on both theoretical and applied research studies in social sciences.</p> <p><strong>Scope</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>Research areas covered include:</p> <ul> <li>Psychology</li> <li>Sociology</li> <li>History</li> <li>Language and Literature</li> <li>Communication studies</li> <li>Inter-cultural studies</li> <li>Education</li> <li>Religious studies</li> <li>Philosophy</li> <li>Pakistan Studies</li> <li>Economics</li> </ul> <p><strong>Keywords</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>Social sciences; education; psychology; language; philosophy</p> en-US Sun, 31 Dec 2023 06:29:46 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.5 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 A Diasporic Analysis of “We are Displaced” by Malala Yousafzai http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/19 <p>The study investigates the book “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World” (2019) by Malala Yousafzai in the milieu of refugees around the world. It qualitatively reconnoiters the text for the representation of the exiles: the treatment of the diaspora by the host country and their traumatic condition. The book is analyzed based on diaspora, a theoretical model given by William Safran in “Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of Homeland and Return” (1991). This research discovers the journey of refugee girls, who migrate from their land, have no education, no home, and no country to call their own. This research is to explore the particular text from a diasporic perspective to unveil the hidden realities regarding political and social discussion of ethnic communities, immigrants, and exiles. In most treatments of the relationship between minorities and majorities, little attention has been devoted to the diaspora. The researcher found the impression of diaspora theory on Malala’s “We are Displaced,” the effect of dispersion on people’s lives; they lost their families, relatives, and communities, even their own identification. Many people displaced by violence have no safe place to live; among them were doctors, journalists, lawyers, teachers, poets, priests, and children. Many people have to rebuild their lives in foreign places and have lost so much, even their loved ones, just for learning a new language, a new culture, and a new way of being.</p> Simran Kumari, Faheemuddin Shaikh Copyright (c) 2023 SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/19 Thu, 07 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A qualitative study of teaching methodologies in design education http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/17 <p>The study of teaching methodologies in design education is an important area of research as it can help to improve the quality of design education and promote better learning outcomes for students. This research aims to measure creativity and discover teaching strategies to develop creativity among visual art field students. This study involves an exploration of various approaches and strategies employed to impart knowledge and foster creative skills in the field of design. Design education faces several challenges, including balancing technical skills with creativity and critical thinking, which could be solved by improving teaching and learning relationships by focusing on teaching methodology to meet students’ needs. The research delves into traditional and contemporary teaching methods, examining their effectiveness in addressing the dynamic and evolving nature of design disciplines. The objective of this study is to investigate the teaching methods employed in design education. The study focuses on teaching methodology and strategies to enhance creativity and critical thinking. In this study, we utilize a qualitative research design that incorporates document analysis and thematic analysis. The data is collected through document analysis and literature review. The findings will provide valuable insight and strategies to advance their creativity and independent thinking</p> Rabail Hussain Copyright (c) 2023 SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/17 Thu, 07 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 An Investigation about the Perceptions of Students and Teachers towards the use of Communicative Language Teaching http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/20 <p><em>The present research study aims at investigating the perceptions of students and teachers towards the use of communicative language teaching at the secondary level at Nawabshah. Communicative language teaching, also known as CLT has been in existence as a teaching methodology since the 1970s. This study used a mixed-methods approach. The population is a model school in Nawabshah, where 40 students were selected for quantitative data collection, and a questionnaire was used as the instrument. Quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS (V.21), and qualitative data was analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings of this study revealed the positive attitude of participants towards the use of communicative language teaching. The responses of students showed that they have experienced the limited use of communicative language teaching. The semi-structured interview findings revealed that although the teachers are positive about modern teaching methods and strategies to teach English, some factors, like a multilingual classroom and an unfacilitated, outdated environment, still remain barriers to the proper implementation of this method. On the basis of the findings, the researcher suggested some recommendations, such as the awareness and arrangement of teacher training programs regarding modern teaching methods and strategies and the government providing with required facilities to enrich the learning process.</em></p> Amna Nazeer, Irfan Ali , Waqar Ali Copyright (c) 2023 SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/20 Thu, 07 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 An Analysis of the News International Karachi’s Portrayal of AXACT Scam and Its TV Channel Bol http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/21 <p>The present study brings into focus newspaper coverage of the scam related to Axact Software Company and its upcoming TV Channel Bol. This study explores how The News International Karachi newspaper portrays and frames the issue of Axact and BOL television network. This study also defined how newspapers give coverage without applying the ethical and moral values of news. This study also discusses new media groups and related rules of business set by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority. The study finds that there is a tendency among large media groups in the country to discourage the arrival of new media houses in the country. There seems to exist an environment of animosity between various media houses that is further exacerbated in the absence of the rules of the business set or vaguely set by the PEMRA. The study also reflects on standards of ethical reporting, especially when it comes to coverage of issues related to the media industry itself. Fair reporting, the right to reply, balancing of views, known and quality sources, and the provision of truth seem to be alien values for such coverage. Anti-News is not only published but also proudly accepted and cherished by the editors. The coverage of the story has been discussed in light of framing theory.</p> Sehrish Rais Ahmed Hashmi Copyright (c) 2023 SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/21 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A Study on Implementing Technology in Educational Institutions http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/14 <h4>A variety of methodologies, scenarios, and perspectives have been used to evaluate the use of technology in education. The massive amount of literature on learning technology evaluation makes it difficult to get a sufficient understanding of the numerous components of learning that are investigated and the possible approaches that may be employed to evaluate them. This research undertook a thorough review of how technology has been evaluated in education. Since technology is utilized so frequently compared to past generations in the digital era, today's generation has a high level of technical literacy. Recent technological developments and the rise in literacy have accelerated the adoption of technology in education. Due to the exponential growth of technology use in education today, including tools like distance learning, the scope and significance of study on educational technology have greatly increased with the introduction of the Internet, simulations, and instructional games. With a focus on the function and significance of research findings shaping instructional practices and policies to increase learning in schools, this article examines both past and present research trends. The article explores the relationship between education and technology.</h4> Roheen Qamar, Baqar Ali Zardari Copyright (c) 2023 SBBU Journal of Social Sciences http://journals.sbbusba.edu.pk/jss/index.php/abc/article/view/14 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000