Integrating Life Skills and Moral Education in the Curriculum
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”: Albert Einstein.
These words resonate the very crux of learning as every curriculum aims at inspiring students to be well-equipped decision makers, ready to tackle life situations with a compelling, logical and well-defined process.
Education in the 21st century scenario has transformed towards greater proportions of uniqueness through innovation and technological advances. However, the building blocks of a strong instructional system of Indian Schools in Sharjah still lay deeply rooted in a curriculum that centres on training students towards “Being Humane”. This can be achieved only by subtly integrating the fine threads of moral education and life skills into the learning journeys.
The right balance of morals and life skills in an instructional procedure, initiates in students sound judgement capacities and good habits for long-term stability, wellness and success. The triumph of any teaching model rests on the craft with which an educator strategically ropes in activities that cater to character building and ethical skills among the new millennials.
Life skill education is based on research and methodology for positive pedagogy and positive education. It is important to teach research based life skills such as resolution, emotional skills, interaction and relationship skills, self-management as well as empathy as students grow up to be mentally strong and resilient young adults.
The CBSE Schools in Sharjah follows the well-framed curriculum with values as a focal point develops diligence and a sense of responsibility among students. A strong sense of wellbeing and happiness acts as an incentive for better academic performance among students.
The Moral Education programme of the UAE underpins the statement that education is a tool that champions the cause of carving young minds to be valuable and positive contributors to the societies and this is essentially achieved by inculcating values and critical thinking in the day-to-day learning of students to make them global citizens.