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Life Skills Syllabus MBA Pune university for Academic year 2013-14

Subject Name: Life Skills

Subject Type: Generic- Elective ( Internal Subject for Sem II)

Subject Code: 210

Marks: 50

Distribution of Marks: 50 (Internal Marks by College)

Unit 1

Definition of Life Skills , Assumptions about Life Skills, Concept of skill in Life Skills, Concept of Skill in Life Skills, Primary goal of Life Skills programme, Life Skills Process model, Group development and group behaviors. (5 + 1)

Unit 2

Cognition, Meaning , Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development, role of Goal Orientation, Meaning, Big Five personality characteristics, extraversion,Openness to experience, emotional stability, consciousness and agreeableness, Personal knowledge management, meaning, Wright’s model,

Four domains, Analytical, information, social and learning. (5 + 1)

Unit 3

Coping, Meaning, Types of coping strategies, 1) appraisal focused (adaptive Cognitive) 2) problem focused ( adaptive behavior) 3) emotion focused Empathy, meaning and definitions, Difference between empathy and sympathy, Anger and distress, Meaning, overcoming. (5 + 1)

Unit 4

Moral development, Meaning, Interpersonal influences on Moral development, Moral development and social exclusion, Morality and culture, Morality and Intergroup attitudes, moral emotions. (5 + 1)

Unit 5

Study Skills, Meaning, Types of study skills, Methods based on : Memorization such as rehearsal and role learning Communication Skills e.g. reading, listening, Cues e.g. flashcard training Condensing information, summarizing and use of key words.. Visual imagery Exam strategies Time management, organization and life style changes. (5 + 1)arning Resources:

Text Books

• Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument by Stella Cottrell

• Academic writing: a handbook for international students by Stephen Bailey

• Effective Study Skills: Step-by-Step System to Achieve Student Success by Semones

Reference Books

• Critical thinking and analysis by Mary Deane

• Developing and applying study skills : writing assignments, dissertations and management reports by Donald Currie

• Assignment and thesis writing by Jonathan Anderson

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