PERCEPTION OF TEACHER TRAINEES ON THE INCULCATION OF LIFE SKILLS AMONG THE ADOLESCENT STUDENTS

Dr. Amandeep Kaur

Abstract


Life skills are defined as “the abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”(WHO). ‘Adaptive’ means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. ‘Positive behavior’ implies that a person is forward looking, even in difficult situations , can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions. The inculcation of life skills among individuals should be done from their formative years so that they are able to cope up with their day-to-day problems and situations. The research was conducted with the following objectives: (1)to discuss the importance of inculcation of  Life Skills among adolescent students (2) to identify the perception of teacher trainees on the importance of inculcating life skills among students (3) to identify the perception of teacher trainees on the ways of inculcating life skills among students . The sample of the study comprised of  50 Teacher Trainees from 1 Higher Education Institution in Delhi NCR. The tools used in the study was Rating Scale and an Open-ended questionnaire administered on the Teacher Trainees. The findings suggested that there are numerous effective ways and techniques  to inculcate life skills among students.

Keywords


Life Skills, Teacher Trainees

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References


WHO (1997).Promoting Health Through Schools. Report of a WHO Expert Committee on Comprehensive School Health Education and Promotion.(WHO Technical Report Series, No. 870).

UNESCO.(2001).Life Skills in non-formal education:A review.New Delhi:UNESCO.Retrieved from www.unicef.org/lifeskills/index_8400.html

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www.unicef.org


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