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Developing Life Skills

Central University of Kerala and CEC via Swayam

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Overview

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with basic aspects of life skills and its conceptual treatment, theoretical perspectives and practical strategies of life skills education. The course aims to provide systematic understanding of the theoretical basis of life skill education, application of life skill to the present day complicated contemporary living system and Professionalization of life skill education. The course can be well utilized for all prospective teachers as an inevitable course at any level. The structural frame work of the course will benefit to other fields. After completing the course, the learner is expected to master in developing life skills and applying it in various spheres of life.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1
Day 1 : Module 1- Introduction to Life Skills and life Skills EducationDay 2 : Module 2 -Conceptual Basis of Life Skills: Definition, Need and significance.Day 3 : Module 3 -Evolution and Development of the Concept of Life Skill EducationDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 2
Day 1 : Module 4 - Important Reports and Declarations related to Life Skill EducationDay 2 : Module 5 - Contributions of Various International organizations to life skill educationDay 3 : Module 6 - Classification of Life Skills - Generic, Problem Specific and Area Specific SkillsDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 3
Day 1 : Module 7- Life Skills Approach in Education and TrainingDay 2 : Module 8 - Theoretical Foundations of Life Skills : Social Learning Theory: Albert BanduraDay 3 : Module 9 - Problem- Behaviour Theory: Richard JessorDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 4
Day 1 : Module 10 - Social Influence Theory: Herbert KelmanDay 2 : Module 11- Core Life Skills: Social & Negotiation SkillsDay 3 : Module 12- Self-Awareness - Definition, Importance, Dimensions, ComponentsDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 5
Day 1 : Module 13 - Methods and Strategies for nurturing Self-AwarenessDay 2 : Module14 - Exploration: Jo-Hari Window, SWOT AnalysisDay 3 : Module15 - Empathy: Sympathy, Empathy & AltruismDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 6
Day 1 : Module16 - Effective Communication: Assertiveness, Effective Listening, Negotiation Techniques & Process, Barriers of Communication, Presentation SkillsDay 2 : Module 17 - Interpersonal Relationship: Definition, Factors Affecting RelationshipsDay 3 : Module 18-Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking: Analytical Thinking, Strategies to enhance Critical ThinkingDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 7
Day 1 : Module 19 - Creative Thinking: Out-of-the box thinking, Stages of Creative Thinking, Factors hindering creative thinking, Characteristics of Creative thinkersDay 2 : Module 20 - Problem Solving: Definition, Steps in Problem SolvingDay 3 : Module 21- Decision Making: Definition, Informed Decision Making, Consequences of Decision Making and Models of Decision MakingDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 8
Day 1 : Module 22 - Coping with Emotions: Basic Emotions, Models of emotionDay 2 : Module 23 - Coping with Stress: Definition, Types, Sources of Stress, Strategies to Manage StressDay 3 : Module 24 - Life skills work in combination- thinking skills, social skills, and coping skillsDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 9
Day 1 : Module 25 - Life Skills for Personal EffectivenessDay 2 : Module 26 -Values: Punctuality, Honesty, Loyalty, Dependability, ReliabilityDay 3 : Module 27-Skill of building Self-confidence and Self-MotivationDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 10
Day 1 : Module 28 - Skill of goal Setting: Types, Steps, Personal vision and goalDay 2 : Module 29 -Skill of time managementDay 3 : Module 30 -Study Skills and Memory TechniquesDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 11
Day 1 : Module 31- Skill to Overcome Eating Disorders and obesity, Skills to prevent Abuse- physical, sexual and emotional.Day 2 : Module 32 - Application of Life Skills in day - to- day lifeDay 3 : Module 33 - Concept and strategies to promote Area Specific SkillsDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Week 12
Day 1 : Module 34 - Concept and strategies to promote Healthy Life Style SkillsDay 2 : Module 35 - Life Skills for Adolescents and YouthDay 3 : Module 36 - Life skill Education for TeachersDay 4 : DiscussionDay 5 : Assignments

Taught by

Dr. M. N. Mohamedunni Alias Musthafa

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