Skills vs. Life Skills
- A Skill is a learned ability to do something well
- Life Skills are the way one applies learned skills to real life situations
Life Skills include...
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Planning, Implementaion and Evaluating
- Accepting Responsibility
- Teamwork and Cooperation
- Record Keeping
(see "Targeting Life Skills Model" below)
Effective Use Of Life Skills
Life Skills are to be integrated into subject matter content; "not added-on." Life Skills are best learned when practiced at the developmental level of the learner One or more skills are to be included in any one educational experience.