Journal of Advances in Social Science and Humanities <p><strong>Journal of Advances in Social Science and Humanities</strong></p> <p><strong>(Now Hosted and Published by Manuscript Central)<br></strong></p> <p>The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such as anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, crosscultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics, literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre &amp; dance), religious studies, visual arts, women studies and so on.</p> <p><strong>Benefits to Authors:</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">Easy &amp; Rapid Paper publication Process&nbsp;</li> <li class="show"><strong>Full Color soft Copy of paper</strong> with Journal Cover Pages for Printing</li> <li class="show">Open Access Journal Database for High visibility and promotion of your research work.</li> <li class="show">Inclusion in all Major Bibliographic open Journal Databases</li> </ul> <p><strong>Paper Format:</strong></p> <p>Publication of any articles/manuscript in Journal of Advances&nbsp; in Social Science &amp; Humanities requires strict conformance to the paper template.</p> <p>Once the paper is selected, manuscript of the article/ paper will be published. The paper template can be downloaded&nbsp;<strong>from this link.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Formal Conditions of Acceptance:</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">Papers will only be published in English.</li> <li class="show">All papers are refereed, and the Editor reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.</li> </ul> en-US (jassh) (jassh) Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:17:02 +0000 OJS 60 TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE WITH HYBRID/BLENDED APPROACH AS AN EVOLVING PARADIGM <p>Growing technological advancement and emerging digital environments have infused and swiftly changed the learning landscape globally. One such advancement that incorporates face-to- face learn-ing with technological tools is the blended or hybrid mode of learning and teaching. Blended or hybrid learning is a seamless combination of online and face-to-face activities for classroom instruction for all and basically the demographically displaced. This research delves into a profound study of the perception of students and sta˙ involved in a postgraduate educational leadership program o˙ered in a blended mode. An interpretive paradigm using mixed methods approach adopting a survey consisting of Likert scale items and interviews were successfully implemented. The quantitative data was analysed using SPSS while thematic approach using emerging themes were used for interpreting the interviews. Findings testify that blended approach has been liked and very well accepted by the students as it enables them to complete their qualifications and progress academically and professionally in their lives. This study sets a solid platform for further research as certain scholars and administrators are still sceptical and hesitant in fully implementing blended mode of learning and teaching. The study concludes by stating certain implications that subsequently can make blended mode more chronic and applicable to the needs of scholars, teachers and students especially in archipelagos like Fiji and beyond.</p> Dr. Wahab Ali ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0000 CREATIVE DRAMA AS A TEACHING TOOL IN THE CLASSROOM <p>Previous studies revealed that creative drama has its own advantage in terms of education. In this study, creative drama has been implemented to prove that it has its own role as a teaching tool in the classroom. A qualitative research design was used and data was collected from 10 children as samples in the District of Rawang, Selangor. This study used questionnaire and continuous record as instruments. The study was carried out for two weeks. In this study, the use of creative drama as a teaching tool was found to hold influence over comprehension and behaviour of children in the classroom. It can therefore be concluded that creative drama has a significant role as a teaching tool in the classroom.</p> Syarul Azlina Bt Dato’ Haji Sikandar, Sumathi Maniam Raj, Sharifah Barkis Binti Syed Amin ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0000 EFFECT OF MARITAL STABILITY OF MOTHERS ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN <p>Marital stability is one of the major concerns of this era where the technological advancements alter the relations of husband and wife. A mother plays a very important role in the overall development of the children. Child development is always a complex process but in today’s world it becomes more complex because of various factors. Changes in the composition and roles of the family members especially mother a˙ected the process and ways of child rearing which can directly or indirectly alter the development of the children. A healthy and happy marriage contributes towards a well developed child. It has been seen that the children lack social maturity because of the prevailing social family dynamics. This paper is an attempt to find out the e˙ect of marital stability of mothers on the social development of their children. Marital stability is assessed using the quality of marital relationship scale and social development is assessed using social maturity scale. A sample of 200 mothers whose children falls in the age of 4-12 years were taken as samples for the study in the Aligarh city.</p> Farzana Alim, Mariyam Fatima ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0000