Study and Life Skills
The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. These skills help us to accomplish ambitions and live life to its’ full potential. Life Skills, are essentially those abilities that help to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life – academic and otherwise. By learning life skills children can increase their understanding of the world around them and equip themselves with the tools needed to live a more productive and fulfilling life.
Academic Skills are all about helping students become more effective learners and developing research and study skills that will help them now and in the future. Developing good study techniques and skills will help achievement of academic success that reflects full potential. The skills students will develop during your studies are transferable to future careers, so will help even after you have completed your academic studies.
ACESX has identified key areas where students will need to develop their life skills and refine their academic skills. ACESX will help in this and provide support in a variety of ways to suit different needs.
Why the need for Study and Life Skills?
- To develop a dynamic self-image and great self esteem
- To improve communication skills
- To inculcate good study techniques that become habitual
- To boost our decision-making ability and make informed decisions
- To help us to deal with the challenges of everyday life
- To become a well-adjusted individual
UNICEF defines life skills as
“A behaviour change or behaviour development approach designed to address a balance of three areas: knowledge, attitude and skills”
Areas where Life Skills can be applied
- Career Planning
- Interpersonal Relationship
- Violence Prevention / Conflict Resolution
- Media Literacy
Life skills mean the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individual to deal effectively with demands and challenges of everyday life. (WHO).