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What are life skills and why teach them?
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – CS Lewis
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Prior research for Choco Lait Kidz (2006 - 2009) The   Choco   Lait   Kidz   brand   has   been   evolved   after   a   research   and survey   executed   for   over   a   period   of   3   years,   which   focusses   on   the behavioral pattern of children and parenting pattern as well. All   content   is   developed   on   basis   of   Extensive   research   and analysis   of   existing   behavioral   pattern   of   children.   This   include connecting        with        pediatrics,        counselors,        nutritionists, educationists, parents, grandparents and children themselves. Entertainment   Media   was   also   a   part   of   the   research   which included Walt Disney Productions and Fox. The    research    also    extended    into    how    personalized    human approach   and   quality   time   has   positive   impact   on   the   brain. The   touch   points   also   included   how   human   touch   scores   over animation or fiction. Action: Activities   includes   producing   several   short   films,   edutainment modules Conducting    events    ,motivation/NLP    workshops    and    creative sessions Outreach   programs   -   Reaching   out   to   NGO,   Family   and   Child welfare organizations Social awareness and well-being campaigns
New Zealand schools need to teach more life skills, parents say ADELE REDMOND Last updated 09:34, October 13 2017 Kiwi    parents    want    more    life    skills    taught    in    school,    a    new    survey shows. From    cyber    safety    to    sex    education    and    manners,    two-thirds    of parents    believed    it    was    the    responsibility    of    teachers    to    impart lessons               traditionally handled           at           home, according    to    a    survey    of 500 New Zealand families. Ethnicity    played    a    role    in what   parents   regarded   as important      in      a      public education,        with        Asian parents   more   likely   to   want   schools   to   handle   the   teaching   of   life skills. Read more: - zealand-schools-need-to-teach-more-life-skills-parents-say
The Importance of Teaching Life Skills to Children by CAROLYN WILLIAMS  Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 Children   don't   naturally   know   how   to   make   good   choices.   Life   skills help   children   know   what   to   do   in   everyday   situations   as   well   as   how to   make   good   decisions   about   more   abstract,   long-term   choices.   If you   work   with   your   child   to   teach   her   life   skills,   you   prepare   her   to manage   peer   pressure   and   and   make   good   decisions   as   she   grows into adulthood. Types of Skills Life     skills     run     the     gamut from    the    concrete    skill    of deciding    what    to    wear    to the    more    abstract    decision about   choosing   friends.   The key       life       skill       is       good decision-making.   This   skill   is not   innate,   says   Dr.   Jim   Taylor,   a   childhood   specialist   in   psychology. It   is   learned   through   repetition   and   practice.   Some   other   types   of skills   you   can   help   your   child   learn   include   money   management, personal   hygiene,   study   skills,   social   skills   and   how   to   make   healthy food choices.
Life   skills   is   a   term   used   to   describe   a   set   of   basic   skills   acquired   through   learning   and/or   direct   life   experience   that   enable   individuals   and groups to effectively handle issues and problems commonly encountered in daily life. They   include   creativity,   critical   thinking,   problem-solving,   decision-making,   the   ability   to   communicate   and   collaborate,   along   with   personal and   social   responsibility   that   contribute   to   good   citizenship   –   all   essential   skills   for   success   in   the   21st   century,   both   for   healthy   societies   and for successful and employable individuals. How does training in life skills benefit young people? It    helps    them    to    develop    self-confidence    and    successfully    deal    with    significant    life    changes    and    challenges,    such    as    bullying    and discrimination. It gives them a voice at school, in their community and in society at large. It   enables   them   to   make   a   positive   contribution   by   developing   the   expertise   and   experience   they   need   to   assert   their   rights   and   understand their responsibilities, while preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life.
The Importance of Teaching Values in Education  Posted on 29/06/2016 by micheal “Education    without    values,    as    useful    as    it    is,    seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – CS Lewis Putting back values in education Earlier       this       year       we contacted     a     number     of educators                         and technologists   from   around the        world        for        their thoughts     on     the     trends and        challenges        facing education    and    technology in    2016.    One    interesting thing   we   noted   about   the results   was   the   fact   that   there   were   so   many   unique   insights   and   so few   overlapping   ideas.   Just   as   interesting,   however,   was   an   area where    their    thoughts    did    converge    –    namely,    the    importance    of teaching values in education.
Parents want life skills taught at school - study  13/10/2017 A   new   study   has   shown   that   two-thirds   of   New   Zealand   parents want life and social skills to be included in a child's education. Released    on    Friday,    the    study    carried    out    by    ASG    Education Programmes     and     Australia's     Monash     University     revealed     that parents   want   teachers   to   do   more   when   it   comes   to   teaching   their child about social and life skills inside the classroom. "Historically,   social   and   life   skills are   taught   within   the   home   and the    development    of    skills    and knowledge       needed       for       a successful     career     have     been taught    in    school,"    ASG    chief executive John Velegrinis says.
Parents want more life skills to be taught in school  October 11, 2017, Monash University Parents   want   teachers   to   do   more   when   it   comes   to   teaching   their children   about   social   and   life   skills   inside   the   classroom,   according to a new report. Undertaken   by   Monash   Faculty of           Education           associate professors   Sivanes   and   Shane N.    Phillipson,    the    report    said Australian    parents    want    their children    to    have    access    to    a "holistic education". According    to    the    study,    69    per    cent    of    parents    believe    schools should    do    more    to    teach    their    child    about    social    skills.    When ethnicity   is   factored   in,   the   proportion   increases   substantially   to   94 per cent among Indian and other Asian parents. Furthermore,   49   per   cent   of   parents   agree   they   would   like   their child's   school   to   do   more   about   teaching   them   how   to   behave   in public,    which    increases    to    74    per    cent    among    Indian    and    other Asian parents. "Historically,   social   and   life   skills   are   taught   within   the   home   and   the development   of   skills   and   knowledge   needed   for   a   successful   career have been taught in school. "However,    perceptions    about    what    equals    academic    success    is changing    and    so,    for    today's    parents    social    and    life    skills    are becoming an increasingly important element in education."
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