HM03: Life Skills

 Click on the link above to access the notes provided on Life Skills 

In a relentlessly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. 

To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, learners need new life skills. The relevance of life skills training towards the development of students’ social, emotional and cognitive development & dealing with their psychosocial challenges is essential for continuous learning and employability.

Lesson 1 - Overview of Life Skills

Read the notes provided on Study Skills and these additional resources by clicking on the links below

In addition to the notes, watch this video



Lesson 2 - Lesson 2: Self Concept: Who Am I? 

In every situation in one’s life, it is imperative to understand oneself in order to be able to relate with others well. Understanding the self has been approached by different theorists differently.

Watch these videos. 


A. Based on the videos you have watched, in small virtual groups of a maximum of five (5) learners, actively engage in an online discussion via the discussion forum guided by the following question. 

  • What do you think has helped him develop a positive self-image of himself?

B. Read the article below and in your notebook, note down the four components of the self – concept as explained in the article:

C. From these videos and the article above, write down what you think comprises your self-concept and share it in the discussion forum.

Lesson 3 - Decision Making

In many instances in our lives, we find that we need to make a decision on everything, right from what we shall wear to what we shall eat or not eat, what we shall learn or not learn. All these go through a thought process and sometimes engage others, depending on our understanding of self, our life skills, and our level of self-awareness.

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the factors that influence decision-making and how to make good decisions




Watch the videos below on setting SMART goals and write down the key issues that you have identified about setting your own goals.



Guided by the video and the reading by Stutton (2021),  make at least four smart life goals related to your education or your health.

Module Additional Resources
  1. Life skills education school handbook Prevention of non-communicable diseases 
  2. Life Skills Education for Children and Adolescents in Schools
  3. Life Skills - The Skills You Need Looking After Yourself 

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