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Life Skills in higher Education: An innovative proposal

Journal: International Journal of Arts and Social Science (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 09-18

Keywords : Adolescents; higher education; integral development; life skills; mental health;

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The current work presents a literature review about life skills, which have been studied for a long time; however, it was until 1993 when the World Health Organization (WHO) placed them among the 10 basic abilities which allow the individual to develop correctly in various contexts. From that year, a series of actions were taken to standardize a common language around them and have derived in several promotion and research around this topic. In many countries of Latin America and Spain, the teaching of life skills have been incorporated into the basic education and shown good results since its implementation. Regarding higher education, this proposal can prove promising in view of acknowledging that universities at present do not only form specialists in a given discipline, but also promote integral development. It isconcluded that teaching life skills in higher education can aid in the students' integral development.

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