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Developing Life Skills

Central University of Kerala and CEC via Swayam

Found in Self Improvement

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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 Education
Day 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 Education 
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments

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

Week 3
Day 1 : Module 7- Life Skills Approach in Education and Training
Day 2 : Module 8 - Theoretical Foundations of Life Skills :  Social Learning Theory:   Albert Bandura
Day 3 : Module 9 - Problem- Behaviour Theory: Richard Jessor
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments

Week 4
Day 1 : Module 10 - Social Influence Theory: Herbert Kelman
Day 2 : Module 11- Core Life Skills: Social & Negotiation Skills
Day 3 : Module 12- Self-Awareness - Definition, Importance, Dimensions, Components
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments
 
Week 5
Day 1 :  Module 13 - Methods and Strategies for nurturing Self-Awareness
Day 2 : Module14 - Exploration: Jo-Hari Window, SWOT Analysis
Day 3 : Module15 - Empathy: Sympathy, Empathy & Altruism
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments

Week 6
Day 1 : Module16 - Effective Communication: Assertiveness, Effective Listening, Negotiation Techniques & Process, Barriers of Communication, Presentation Skills
Day 2 : Module 17 - Interpersonal Relationship: Definition, Factors Affecting Relationships
Day 3 : Module 18-Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking: Analytical Thinking, Strategies to enhance Critical Thinking
Day 4 : Discussion
Day5 : 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 thinkers
Day 2 : Module 20 - Problem Solving: Definition, Steps in Problem Solving
Day 3 : Module 21- Decision Making: Definition, Informed Decision Making, Consequences of Decision Making and Models of Decision Making
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments

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

Week 9
Day 1 : Module 25 - Life Skills for Personal Effectiveness 
Day 2 : Module 26 -Values: Punctuality, Honesty, Loyalty, Dependability, Reliability
Day 3 : Module 27-Skill of building Self-confidence and Self-Motivation 
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments
 
Week 10
Day 1 : Module 28 - Skill of goal Setting: Types, Steps, Personal vision and goal
Day 2 : Module 29 -Skill of time management 
Day 3 : Module 30 -Study Skills and Memory Techniques
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 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 life 
Day 3 : Module 33 - Concept and strategies to promote Area Specific Skills 
Day 4 : Discussion
Day 5 : Assignments

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

Taught by

Dr. M. N. Mohamedunni Alias Musthafa

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