Introduction to life skills education

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Objectives

By the end of the session, the participants should be able to
  1. define the terms Life Skills and Life Skills Education
  2. state the categories of life skills



Definitions

Life Skills are psychosocial competences which enable an individual develop adaptive and positive behaviour so as to deal effectively with challenges and demands of everyday life. The development of Life Skills is a life long process that starts in early childhood and continues throughout ones life}}

Those skills that deal mainly with the mental functions and processes, such as the problem solving skills. Social Those skills that deal with one’s interaction with self, others and the environment.

Life Skills Education is the study of abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and the challenges of everyday life.


Challenges facing the youth

Categories of Life Skills

CATEGORY 1: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH ONESELF

CATEGORY 2: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH OTHERS

CATEGORY 3: SKILLS OF EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING

Resources

  • Handout on meanings of Life Skills and Life Skills Education
  • Flip chart on meaning of Life Skill and Life Skill Education
  • Facilitators Training Manual
  • Flip chart on benefits of Life Skill Education
  • Life Skills Education Handbook
  • LCD/ Lap top projector
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