Essential Life Skill Education

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About Course

  1. A Certificate Course on

Essential Life Skill Education

Offered by

Department of Post Graduation in Studies and Research in Social Work


Course Overview

Essential Life skill education is a unique and effective programme that enables individuals to adapt and deal with the demands and challenges of life. Learning life skills will be essential for survival and capacity development to enhance the quality of life. To deal with issues an individual should incorporate strategies that require higher-level thinking skills such as inference, prediction, analysis, and critical thinking. Using critical thinking strategies helps develop skills such as reasoning, questioning and investigating, observing and describing, comparing and connecting, finding complexity, and exploring viewpoints. Moreover, problem-solving is an important element of all content areas. Such theoretical orientation helps them to explore their beliefs and attitudes.

This certificate course prepares a cadre of youth with self-worth, power, and competence in all walks of life. This course is designed for imparting skill-based education and practical experience. It enables them to become more assertive, communicate effectively with others by developing good listening skills, and learn to handle stress, deal with disappointments and setbacks, and address issues. Life Skills, Personality Development, Leadership, Training, and Training Methodologies, are some of the areas offered as part of the Programme. Life Skills Education brings the capacity for learners to face the challenges of the new millennium, ruled by globalization and market forces.


This course includes offline/online classes, practical skill training/project

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who have completed graduation/post-graduation and currently     pursuing can apply

Duration: 30 hours (5 weeks)

Course Instructors: Dr Roshan Monteiro and Dr Prithwi

Course Syllabus:

Unit 1: Introduction to life skills Education and Understanding self

Unit 2: Thinking and Communication Skills

Unit 3: Assertive and Decision-Making Skills

Unit 4: Problem-Solving and Management Skills

Unit 5:  Stress Management & Empathy


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Course Coordinator


Dr Roshan Monteiro

Department of PG Studies and Research in Social Work

St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore

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Course Content

Unit-I Introduction to Life Skills

  • Self Awareness

Unit-II Thinking Skills

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