Life-skills Education | gurukulschool-gds
Life-Skills  Education

The exponential growth of technology in terms of - Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things - has drastically changed the scenario of jobs and professions. Therefore, in the recent years there has been a change in expectations of the outcomes from the education system, especially in the developed and developing countries. The needs of education have changed and innovation-leadership skills-creativity are the key words for describing the required qualities of future generations.

Anticipating these future needs and changing global environment GDS has developed a program that helps students to acquire these qualities, skills and personality traits which will help them to face the future challenges.

A continuous and consistent effort is made to develop children’s innate skills for living their lives efficiently and successfully. To achieve this, it is important to provide children the necessary opportunities in the early stages of their lives. An additional objective is to facilitate the development of their personality by making them put their own physical and mental skills to use as much as possible.


We at GDS (Gurukul the Day School) concentrate to develop following life skills along with academics  which are indispensible for the future success.

  • Self – awareness: The ability to recognize one’s own competencies, limitations, preferences and aspirations.

  • Empathy: The ability to share someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining oneself in their situation.

  • Problem solving: The ability to choose from available alternatives the one that is proper and which it is possible to carry out and to undertake action accordingly.

  • Decision making: The ability, in the process of solving a problem, to find out several possible solutions and to accept the most suitable one.

  • Effective communication: The ability to express one’s thoughts verbally or non – verbally and achieve the desired effect.

  • Critical thinking: The ability to analyse and examine given information objectively.

  • Creative thinking: The ability to think in an unconventional and innovative way about a problem or situation, rather than follow the dictates of tradition or habit.

  • Interpersonal relations: The ability to recognize one’s relationships with people one contacts in everyday life and to maintain honest and cordial relations with them.

  • Coping with emotions: The ability to recognize one’s own and others’ emotions, and their consequences, and to keep them in one’s control.

  • Coping with stress: The ability to identify the causes of stress, to recognize its physical and psychological effects and to manage it effectively.
     

Children are expected to acquire the above skills through the medium of school education. It will be possible to teach the children most of the above skills and give practice in using them, if they are goal-oriented and properly related to the specific objectives.

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