KNEC Life Skills notes

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Number of Pages: 116 Pages
File size: 12.6 MB
Suitable for: Certificate, Diploma, University and Professional Courses

Topics Covered:

Topic 1: Introduction to Life skills
Topic 2: Self Awareness
Topic 3: Self Esteem
Topic 4: Stress Management
Topic 5: Coping with Emotion
Topic 6: Empathy
Topic 7: Assertiveness
Topic 8: Negotiation
Topic 9: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution
Topic 10: Effective Decision Making
Topic 11: Critical Thinking
Topic 12: Creative Thinking
Topic 13: Problem Solving
Topic 14: Leisure
Topic 15: Time Management
Topic 16: Gender Education
Topic 17: Drug and Substance Abuse
Topic 18: HIV and AIDS
Topic 19: Child Labour
Topic 20: Child Rights
Topic 21: Relationships



Topic 1: Introduction to Life skills

  • Definition of the term life skills
  • Categories
  • Benefits
  • Living values and our lives
  • Relationship between life skills and living values

Topic 2: Self Awareness

  • Self description
  • Self assessment
  • Challenges that hinder the attainment of life goals
  • Strategies of overcoming challenges
  • Values associated with self awareness skill

Topic 3: Self Esteem

  • Definition of self esteem
  • Signs of high self esteem in an individual
  • Signs of low self esteem
  • Importance of high self esteem
  • Factors that enhance high and low esteem
  • Effects of low self esteem
  • Values associated with high self esteem
  • Ways of boosting self esteem

Topic 4: Stress Management

  • Definition of stress
  • Causes of stress
  • Effects of stress
  • Coping with stress
  • Forms of positive stress
  • Values associated to positive stress management

Topic 5: Coping with Emotion

  • Definition of emotion
  • Good and bad feelings
  • Causes of good and bad feelings
  • Meaning of emotional intelligence
  • Feelings which can lead to risky behaviour
  • Ways of coping with negative emotions
  • Values associated with emotional intelligence

 Topic 6: Empathy

  • Definition of empathy
  • Importance of empathising
  • Difference between empathy and sympathy
  • Situations requiring empathy
  • Values associated with empathy

Topic 7: Assertiveness

  • Definition of assertiveness
  • Characteristics of an assertive person
  • Steps to being assertive
  • Importance of being assertive
  • Difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness
  • Difference between peer pressure and peer influence
  • Values associated with assertiveness

Topic 8: Negotiation

  • Definition of negotiation
  • Importance of negotiation
  • Situations that require negotiation
  • Negotiating techniques
  • Values associated with negotiations

Topic 9: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution

  • Definition of conflict
  • Causes of conflict
  • Topic: Consequences of conflict
  • Types of conflict
  • Ways of dealing with conflict
  • Skills necessary for conflict management
  • Institutions that resolve conflict in community
  • Values related to conflict resolution

Topic 10: Effective Decision Making

  • Situations that require decision making
  • Challenges facing youth in decision making
  • Factors influencing decision making
  • Steps to effective decision making
  • Consequences of not making effective decisions
  • Decision making institutions within community
  • Values associated with effective decision making

Topic 11: Critical Thinking

  • Meaning of critical thinking
  • Risky situations
  • Evaluating ideas or issues objectively
  • Consequences of making decisions before thinking critically
  • Values associated with critical thinking

Topic 12: Creative Thinking

  • Definition of creative thinking
  • Situations that require creative thinking
  • Importance of being creative
  • Consequences of not being creative
  • Values associated with creative thinking

Topic 13: Problem Solving

  • Problem areas requiring solutions
  • Causes of problems
  • Methods of solving problems
  • Problem solving process
  • Values necessary for solving problems

Topic 14: Leisure

  • Definition of leisure
  • Effects of misusing of leisure time
  • Activities for positive leisure
  • Life skills necessary for positive use of leisure time
  • Values associated with leisure

Topic 15: Time Management

  • Definition of time management
  • Work schedule
  • Time management chart
  • Importance of managing time
  • Time wasters
  • Values and associated life skills

Topic 16: Gender Education

  • Definition of gender
  • Agents perpetuating gender discrimination
  • Gender stereotyping
  • Effects of gender on an individual
  • Strategies to eliminate gender discrimination
  • Values associated with gender parity

Topic 17: Drug and Substance Abuse

  • Definition of terms
  • Commonly abused drugs Causes of drug and substance abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms of drug and substance abuse
  • Effects of drug and substance abuse
  • Relationship between drug abuse and HIV and AIDS
  • Management of drug and substance abuse
  • Measures to prevent drug and substance abuse
  • Life skills and values necessary to prevent drug substance abuse

Topic 18: HIV and AIDS

  • Definition of terms
  • Ways in which HTV is transmitted
  • Signs and symptoms of AIDS
  • Catalysts of the spread of HIV and AIDS
  • Ways of preventing spread of HIV and AIDS
  • Interventions for HIV and AIDS
  • Myths and Misconceptions          about HIV and AIDS
  • Care and support of the infected and affected
  • Factors that facilitate the spread of HIV and AIDS

Topic 19: Child Labour

  • Definition of terms
  • Difference between child labour and work
  • Forms of child labour
  • Factors leading to child labour
  • Community level of awareness on child labour
  • Possible interventions to child labour
  • Appropriate life skills

Topic 20: Child Rights

  • Definition of terms
  • Types of human needs
  • UN Conventions on the Rights of the child
  • Categories of child rights
  • Importance of child rights and child protection
  • Responsibilities to child rights
  • Principles of child rights
  • Life skills and values

Topic 21: Relationships

  • Types of relationships
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Factors that influence healthy relationships
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Influence of relationships on behaviour
  • Values associated with relationship
  • Life skills and relationships
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