Life Skills

October 2, 2010 | 11:56

Life skills, namely the ability and courage to face the problems of life, then be proactive and creative, search and find solutions to overcome them.

Understanding the broader life skills of vocational skills or skills for work. People who do not work, such as housewives or people who have retired, still need life skills. Just as people who work, they also face many problems to be solved. People who are taking education also need life skills, because they would also have its own problems.

Life skills divided into four types, namely:
1. Personal skills which include self-knowledge skills, and rational thinking skills;
2. Social skills;
3. Academic skills;
4. Vocational skills.

Personal Skills
Skills self-knowledge is essentially self-appreciation as a creature of God Almighty, community members and citizens and to realize and appreciate the advantages and disadvantages that are owned, as well as making capital in improving themselves as individuals that benefit themselves and their environment.
Rational thinking skills covers: (1) Kacakapan dig and find information (informating searching), (2) Ability to process information and make decisions (informating processing and decision making skills), and (3) creative problem solving skills (creative problem solving skills .)

Social Skills
Social skills or interpersonal skills covers, among others, with empathy, communication skills, and skill work together.
Two life skills mentioned above are usually referred to as life skills are general or general life skills (general life skills / GLS). Life skills are needed by anyone, whether they are working they are not working and those who are taking education.

Life skills that are specific (specific life skills / SLS) needed someone to deal with problems of particular areas. To overcome the problem of "broken computer" it takes a special skill on the computer.

Academic Skills
Academic skills, often called also the ability to think scientifically in essence is the development of rational thinking skills in the GLS. If the skills of rational thinking is still common, more academic skills lead to activities that are academic / scholarly. Covers among other academic skills proficiency to identify variables and describe its relationship to a particular phenomenon, formulate the hypothesis of a series of events, as well as designing and conducting research to prove an idea or curiosity.

Vocational Skills
Vocational skills is often referred to as vocational skills. This means that the skills associated with specific occupations listed in the community.
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