Life Skills in Contemporary Education Systems: Exploring Dimensions


Pooja Gupta, PhD – Associate Professor, IILM University, India

SeriesEducation in a Competitive and Globalizing World; Advancements in Learning and Instruction
BISAC: EDU000000; EDU015000; EDU048000

This book is a diverse collection of experiential learning and reflects upon the conceptualization of life skills in education settings, thereby highlighting the importance of teaching and inclusion of life skill courses in the mainstream curriculum, in the global context. Life skill-based education is expected to bring major changes in the education system by making it more practical, pragmatic, and progressive. 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 deal with reformations in the education system with a focus on critical thinking and holistic inquiry-based, discovery-based, discussion-based, and analysis-based learning, to develop an individual equipped to deal with 21st-century challenges.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Life Skills for the Self-Growth of Students
Purnachandra Rao Alapati
Associate Professor of English, Prasad V Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Chapter 2. Exploring Students’ Perspectives on the Implementation of Life-Skill-Based Education
Anamika Sharma1 and Irum Alvi2
Faculty of Management, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India
2Assistant Professor, HEAS Department, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India

Chapter 3. The Significance of Imparting Life Skills Education
Anithasree Arunkumar
Assistant Professor, English, Sri G. V. G Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India

Chapter 4. The Identification of Essential Life Skills for Outcome-Based Education
Deepa Narayanan
Faculty – Soft Skills, CIR Head (Learning and Development), Corporate and Industrial Relations (CIR), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Chapter 5. An Assessment of Cross-Cultural Communication and Collaborative Active Learning to Attain Employability Skills
Bhatt Vinod, Gupta Dev Brat, Kailas Mayuri, and Verma Ajay
School of Advanced Sciences and Languages, VIT Bhopal University, Madhya Pradesh, India

Chapter 6. Understanding the What, Why, and How of Life Skills Education for Professionals
Premila Swamy and Uday Kumar
Department of Humanities, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

Chapter 7. Proactive Thinking: A Sizzling Skill at a Workplace
Pritam Indarsingh Thakur
Vidya Pratishthan, Indapur, Maharashtra, India

Chapter 8. The Co-Relation of Social Skills and Psychological Well-Being
Suman Dalal, Rajkumari and Sunita Devi
BPS Institute of Teacher Training and Research, BPSMV, Khanpur Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Chapter 9. Discourse Management to Enhance Interpersonal Communication in Cross-Cultural Context
Ramappadu Kakita1 and VijayaBabu Palukuri2
1Department of English, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (A), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of English, VFSTR, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India


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