ARWACHIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
LIFE SKILLS- MEASURING LIFE SKILLS
‘Learn from the past, live in the present and create your future’
CBSE organized an online training on Friday, July 10, 2020 on the topic ‘Life Skills: Measuring life skills’ which was attended by our pre-primary teachers Mrs. Priya Pathak & Mrs. Bhawna Verma. It was conducted by Ms. Bhavika Gidwani who is a Special Educator at Fortis hospital.
The session began with the introduction of 7Cs – 21st Century Lifelong Skills For 21st Century Learner
- Critical thinking & doing
- Cross culture Understanding
- Computing/ICT Literacy
- Career and Learning Self – reliance
She mentioned that life skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. She also focused upon the fact that students must have the basic knowledge of day to day life, before leaving their nest to face this challenging world as they have always relied on their parents to take care of things like: How to pay taxes, how to vote, anything to do with banking & how to buy a car and so on.
She also emphasized on elements of Interpersonal Relationships which play a vital role in enhancing life skills in the lives of children like: Effective Communication, Empathy, Managing Emotions and coping with stress.
It was indeed a wonderful session, and the key points of the session were:
All the skills are interrelated and reinforce each other, they are responsible for our psychosocial competence; build our self-esteem and self –efficacy and nurture holistic development. Life skills are the abilities that facilitate the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of an individual.