Life Skills in Contemporary Education Systems: Critical Perspectives


Pooja Gupta, PhD – Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, UPES, India

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU000000; EDU015000; EDU048000

Life skills education has gained considerable momentum in recent times while grabbing the attention of education policymakers, researchers, and industry 4.0 for leading a more fulfilling life at personal as well as professional levels. This book is comprised of nine chapters written by experienced and passionate academicians and professionals from varied disciplines, which gives this book a multi-disciplinary outlook. The chapters include research pertaining to work-life balance, self-awakening techniques for overall development, and discussions on life skills essential for professional as well as personal growth. One of the focal points of the chapters is how to manage daily stress, develop stress reduction techniques, and understand the benefits of work-life balance confirming the research on the persuading elements of work-related stress and developing techniques to maintain work-life balance.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Life Skills Education for Holistic Development
Meena Malik, PhD
ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI Deemed University), Karnal (Haryana), India

Chapter 2. Ambidextrous Habitude in Physical Education: A Vital Life-Skill
Gayathri Sundaram¹ and Sarala Shanmugam²
¹Department of Mathematics, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation, Chennai, India
²Department of Mathematics, Paavai Engineering College (Autonomous), Namakkal, India

Chapter 3. Evaluation of Life Skills in Youth
Dr. Potturi Lakshmilavanya¹, and Dr. B. Karuna²
¹PVP Siddhartha Institute of technology Kanuru,Vijayawda. Andhra Pradesh India
²Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Chapter 4. Service Learning: A Gateway to Acquire Life Skills
Zulaiha Shakeel Badrudeen¹ and Zahira Banu Sulthan Alavudeen²
¹Wisdom Public School, Veerapandianpattnam, TN, India
²Sri Meenakshi Govt. Arts College for Women, Madurai, TN, India

Chapter 5. Behavioural Economics and Emotional Quotient
Pragati Bakshi
Assistant Professor in Economics, Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Chapter 6. Life-Skills Courses in an Indian Legal Education Framework
Dr. Sujata Bali¹, Dr. Purnima Bali²and Bharti Nair Khan¹
¹School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India
²Department of English, Shoolini University, Solan, India

Chapter 7. A ‘Novel’ Approach to Inculcating Life Skills
Deepna Rao
Department of English, Jai Hind College (Autonomous), Affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Chapter 8. Enhancing Life Skills in Learners of the New Age Economy
Suruchi Sharma¹, PhD and Seema Verma², PhD
¹School of Management, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
²School of Aviation, Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan, India

Chapter 9. Self-Awakening: An Important Life Skill
Beena Puthillath
Department of EEE, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam, Kerala, India


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