Life skills are a set of basic skills acquired through learning or direct life experience that enable individuals and groups to effectively handle issues and problems commonly encountered in daily life. Life skills education enable individuals to adapt and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life as aware , responsible and empowered individuals . thus transforming communities and society . Life skill Education strives to empower, support and streamline the co-scholastic and allied elements to effectively promote child and adolescent wellbeing. Life Skills enable an individual to develop adaptive and positive behaviour so as to deal effectively with challenges and demands of everyday life. It enables its learner’s to practise Thinking skills ,Social skills and Emotional skills through fun based activities thus imbibing the entire process.
The development of Life Skills is a life long process that starts in early childhood and continues throughout ones life.
CATEGORY 1: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH ONESELF
o Self awareness
o Self esteem
o Coping with emotions
o Coping with stress
|Working on creative projects boost self awareness and self esteem||Learning the mind and body connection during the morning workout-self-awareness|
|Culturally imbedded- awareness of our roots||Scuba Diving- Acquiring new skills for 21st century preparedness|
CATEGORY 2: SKILLS OF KNOWING AND LIVING WITH OTHERS
o Effective communication
o Conflict resolution and negotiation
o Friendship formation
o Peer pressure resistance
|Developing fine motor skills and developing concentration||Building bonds to deal with emotions|
|Early development of public speaking and assertiveness||Group collaborative work develops empathy, conflict resolution and negotiation|
At DPSG DEHRADUN, life skills are taught in a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to learn and exhibit adaptive and positive behavior that will enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
Our Competency Based Curriculum the skills children need to adapt and survive in a rapidly changing world. It is defined as the six Cs- Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Citizenship and Character. All these attributes have been embedded in our day to day transactions. Besides this the students are also learning Financial literacy and healthy lifestyles for personal well–being.
FIRE DRILL- TRAINING FOR DEALING WITH EXIGENCIES