STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE LIFE-SKILLS AMONG ADOLESCENTS

M.T.V. Nagaraju

Abstract


Adolescence is the period of developmental transition between childhood and adulthood, involving multiple physical, intellectual, personality, and social developmental changes. We can observe high risk behaviour among the adolescents. Due to rapid growth and changes they will fall in confusion and imbalance stage. This is a transition period. Adolescence is thus a turning point in one’s life, a period of increased potential but also one of greater vulnerability. So they need proper guidance and orientation. As today’s adolescents are the tomorrow’s adults, we should understand them in all aspects and need to inculcate Life Skills among the growing minds. Life Skills are essentially those abilities that help promote overall wellbeing and competence in young people as they face the realities of life. Life Skills enable any one to translate knowledge, attitudes and values into actual abilities.  Life Skills education involves a dynamic teaching process. Method followed in teaching of Life Skills ought to be builds upon the social learning theory and on what we know of how young people learn from their environment; from observing how others behave and what consequences arise from behaviour. This paper focuses on the key issues and concerns of Adolescent Students, importance of Life Skills education to the Adolescents and Approach and Techniques to impart Life Skills.

 

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