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Year: 2022



ISBN: 9789388691833(HB)

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About the Book

The knowledge of life skills is the need in today's stressful environment. For developing life-skills among the children, education and teachers have a key role to play. The young learners should be provided with the knowledge and skills needed to solve not only their immediate problems to live a peaceful, healthy and happy life, but also to face the real-life challenges in their adulthood with great ease and positivity.

This book covers the concept of life skills, information about basic life skills and the methods and techniques helpful for developing among students the basic life skills. The book will be helpful for the in-service teachers to make their students learn and acquire the basic life-skills. The teacher educators may also find it useful to enable the pre-service teachers acquaint the knowledge of life-skills so that they can transfer this knowledge to the students in their real classrooms.




About Author

Dr. Gourav Mahajan, Ph. D in Education from Panjab University, Chandigarh, has more than fourteen years of teaching experience. Dr. Mahajan, the former Principal at Tagore College of Education for Women, Gurdaspur,  is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Education at Government College, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. He has presented papers in many National and International Seminars/Conferences and has two books to his credit. His area of specialisation is educational technology. 



1. Concept, Definition and Components of Life Skills

1.1 Introduction

1.2 History of Life Skills

1.3 Meaning and Concept of Life Skills

1.4 Definitions of Life Skills

1.5 Components of Life Skills

2. Types of Life Skills

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Social Skills

2.3 Thinking Skills

2.4 Emotional Skills

3. Role of Life Skills in Health Promotion

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Areas of Health and Life Skills Education

4. Need for Life Skill Education

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Need for Life Skills Based Education

5. Importance of Life Skills for Growing Minds

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Importance of Life Skills for the Adolescents

6. Areas of Application of Life Skills

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Application of Life Skills


7. Methods for Developing Life Skills

7.0 Introduction

7.1 Socratic Method

7.2 Inductive-Deductive Method

7.3 Problem-solving Method

7.4 Incidental Teaching

7.5 Project Method

7.6 Group Discussion Method

7.7 Extempore

8. Role of the Teacher in Promoting Life Skills

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Role of the Teacher in Promoting Life Skills

9. Techniques for Developing Life Skills

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Debate

9.3 Riddles and Puzzles

9.4 Seminar

9.5 Quiz

9.6 Brain-storming

9.7 Story Telling

9.8 Role Playing

9.9 Community Service

10. Well-being of an Individual

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Areas of Well-being

10.3 Factors affecting Well-being of an Individual

10.4 Role of Life Skills for Ensuring Well-being

11. Media Influence

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Types of Media Influence

11.3 Role of Life Skills in the Context of Media Influence

12. High Risk Behaviour Prevention

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Steps for Suicide Prevention

12.3 Life Skills and Suicide Prevention

13. Social Harmony

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Meaning of Social Harmony

13.3 Social Agencies and Social Harmony

13.4 Life Skills and Social Harmony

14. Communication: Process, Principles, Modes and Barriers

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Definitions of Communication

14.3 Process of Communication

14.4 Principles of Communication

14.5 Barriers of Communication

14.6 Types of Communication

15. Assessment of Life Skills

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Observation

15.3 Sociogram

15.4 Peer Assessment


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