Dr. Jagannath K. Dange
P.G. Department of Education
Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka
Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human life. Key Life Skills include psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner. The present article highlights the research findings on the core life skills. Based on the mentioned research findings, A model of life skills is developed and which shows the correlation between the core life skills as suggested by the world health organisation. The Life skills model describes that how one core skill is related with other life skills and development of one skill leads to the development of other related skills.
Key terms: Life skills, Life skills model, psycho-social skills, Human skills.