ERIC Number: ED048611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Life Skills: a Course in Applied Problem Solving.
Saskatchewan NewStart, Inc., Prince Albert.
This paper describes a Life Skills Course developed by Saskatchewan Newstart Inc. The course represents an attempt to integrate educational and psychotherapeutic principles and techniques for the development of personal competence in many aspects of life among the disadvantaged. It provides the student with competence in the use of problem solving skills in the areas of self, family, community, leisure, and job. Learning groups are formed which contain approximately ten students and their learning guide who is called a coach. Students participate in about 65 lessons and there are four main sources the coach encourages the students to exploit in their search for meaning and behavioral change. These include: (1) the skills and experiences the students bring to the learning group; (2) the coach's experience and training; (3) community resources; and (4) written materials containing the content and course objectives. Selected candidates for coaches go through a training program designed to prepare the learning guide as a leader of a Life Skills Group, a trainer in the application of problem solving and social skills and a resource person to his group. (RSM)
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Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan NewStart, Inc., Prince Albert.