Life skills education syllabus exposition
What Life Skills are
They are psychosocial competences which enable the individual to develop adaptive and positive behavior to effectively deal with challenges and demands of everyday life.
Why we teach Life Skills
It is to enable the learners to:
- Translate knowledge and skills into actions that will present positive attitudes and values
- Behave responsibly
- Develop their full potential
- Promote risk free behavior
- Promote the state of holistic well-being
- Develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others
A syllabus is a document that contains what should be covered in a given subject for a given level
What do we mean by interpretation of the syllabus?
It is being able to understand the requirements of the syllabus in order to achieve the intended outcomes.Contents of the syllabus ae drawn from the National goals for education and the objectives for the given level.
Nature of the Life Skills syllabus
The Life skills syllabus has been designed in a Spiral Form that allows the teaching of the topics across the levels, but with variation in the depth and breadth of coverage at various levels. This enhances the gradual development of concepts within the level and ability of the learner.
Categories of Life Skills
Category 1: Skills of Knowing and Living with Oneself
- Self awareness
- Self Esteem
- Coping with emotions
- Coping with Stress
Category 2: Skills of Knowing and Living with others
- Effective Communication
- Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
- Peer Pressure Resistance
Category 3: Skills of Effective Decision Making
- Critical Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving