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International Research Journal of Educational Psychology

An International Peer Reviewed Online Research Journal

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Current Issue, January-June : 2017

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TITLE- "CONCEPT OF LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION AND ITS NEED FOR YOUTH"

Author- Dr. Pallavi Kaul

Abstract: In the recent years, big changes have taken place in our traditional society owing to industrialisation and globalisation. The impact is evident in the entire society, with no exception to youth. The family ties have weakened; moral, social, religious and cultural controls rarely exist and a new life style has emerged among the youth. The highly competitive world of today and the absence of traditional norms and support have heightened the stress among youth resulting in multiple mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, rejection, diffidence, anger, confliction in interpersonal relationship and failure Alcohol abuse and criminal behaviour among the youth too are not uncommon.

         Life Skills Approach is one such approach that promises to contribute to the well-being of our young and empowers them to meet the many challenges of life. Life Skills help youth to improve their personal and social qualities such as self-esteem, compassion, respect, confidence etc.

        School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Tamil Nadu has taken initiatives via annual international conferences and research activities to disseminate and share the perspectives of life skills approach to education and help to stimulate new thinking in the area of education for the 21st century.

        Life Skills Education is suggested by many as a prevention and development approach to this serious scenario. As the definition by WHO[1997] suggests, internalising the core essential life skills helps the adolescents to deal with the concerns in the modern world in a dignified and mature way bringing success to them. These skills will help them to resist peer pressure as they learn how to accept themselves for who they are. These basic skills will help young people in coping with difficulties they face in their personal, emotional and social development. Life skills abilities help promote mental well-being and competence in young people as they face the realities of life. This paper focuses on the concept of life skills education and its need for youth.

Keywords: Youth, Life Skills.

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TITLE- "EFFECT OF CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHING TRAINING ON TEACHERS’ ATTITUDE AND STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT"

Author- Dr. Harish Kumar & Ms. Neha Gupta

Abstract: Aim- The aim of the study was to study the effect of constructive based training approach on teachers’ attitude and students’ achievement.

Method- The study comprised70 students of class VII from Nagar Palika Girls Middle School Balmiki Basti New Delhi and Nagar Palika Girls Sr. Sec. School, Havelock Square, New Delhi. A quasi experimental pre-test and post-test design was applied in the present study. A pre and post -test design was applied on students’ learning in English subject. A training of 180 hours of constructive teaching training was given to one group of 20teachers, whereasa conventional teaching training was given to another group of 20 teachers. The training for both the groups was completed in 10 weeks.  After receiving the training both the groups used the approaches in their classes in which they had been trained. Therefore one group of students was taught the English Subjects by using constructive approach where as another group was taught by using conventional approach of teaching. Teacher-made test with multiple-choice objective type questions was used to assess the learners’ achievement in pre-test, and post-test was carried out just after two month of the experiment. Similarly teacher’s attitude scale of S P Ahluwalia (1990) was administered before the training of teachers and also after completion of the training.

Result- The t values obtained revealed that constructivist method enhances the academic achievement of the pupils. It was also found that both the group of teachers differs significantly on the teaching attitude.

Key Words: In-service Teachers, Constructivist Teaching Training, Teachers’ Attitude and Students Achievement

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TITLE- "EFFECT OF MULTIMEDIA MODULE IN ENHANCEMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AMONG STUDENTS AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL"

Author- Dr. Rasna Sehrawat

Abstract: There are different types of teaching learning technologies, practicing in education, with an objective to facilitate every type and level of students, according to their needs. Among, some of the flourished learning technologies, Multimedia Instruction is the most applied one to personalize learning and prepare students for better future. Effective technology integration is achieved when its application in curricula supports attainment of learning outcomes in the form of inculcation of high order thinking skills which are considered to be the pre-requisites of 21st century skills. Developing critical thinking skills is critical objective of school learning, as supported by National policy on ICT in school education (2012) and CABE report on Universal Secondary Education (2005), but in our science classrooms we leave very little space for argumentations and interpretations. The major thrust area of present experimental research was to explore the effect of multimedia instructional module in enhancement of critical thinking skills of students at secondary level. Gagne’s instructional design model was used as a basis to develop the instructional multimedia module on topic “Reproduction”. Quasi experimental method was employed with ‘non-equivalent control group design’. Modified Watson-Glazer Critical Thinking Appraisal-MWGCTA was used as a tool to determine the critical thinking level of sample group students in terms of five dimensions of critical thinking specified by Watson-Glaser. The results were analyzed using Mann- Whitney μ-statistics and Wilkoxn statistics, indicating that this educational tool is an effective way to enhance critical thinking skills in classroom settings among students.

Keywords: Critical Thinking, Gagne’s instructional design, Instructional Multimedia Module

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TITLE- "EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & ITS ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF LIFE"

Author- Dr. Neeraj Kumar Shukla & Dr. Neeraj Tiwari

Abstract: Emotional intelligence is a phrase that incorroprates the intricate aspects of both emotion and intelligence. Emotions rules the while intelligence reigns supreme in the brain. The twin qualities are inseperable and they exercise tremendous influence in the lives of individuals. According to Bar-on (1997) Emotional Intelligence is defined as any an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies and skills that influence ones ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures. He suggested that emotional intelligence can make a unique contribution to “a better understanding of people and also use their potential to succeed in various aspect of life.”

        The education that we impart today focuses much on the cognitive (head) aspect and we seldom give importance to the affective (heart) aspect. It has been accepted by all that education should help the individual to solve that challenges of life make successful adjustment in life. The purpose of education should not to be to simply provide food for the brain but it should replenish the heart as well. Swami vivekananda had rightly pointed out, “It is the heart which takes one to the highest plane which intellect can never reach.”

Key Words: Emotional intelligence, Non-cognitive capabilities, Various aspect of life.

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TITLE- "TIWARI-DHATT MODEL OF SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE"

Author- Dr. Harjot Kaur Dhatt & Dr. G. N. Tiwari

Abstract: Spiritual intelligence is that aspect of human existence which can not be neglected.  It has continued to gain acceptance as a topic of cross-disciplinary research throughout the world. Yet the term seems to be familiar, but there is little understanding in about contributing elements to its intrinsic structure. This paper is an attempt to give structure of spiritual intelligence which is based on developed perspective after reviewing related literature. The designed structure of spiritual intelligence has been developed on the lines of structure of intelligence (SOI) by J.P Guilford. With all due reference, this paper is using Guilford’s Termenolgy in order to gain more lucidity.

Keywords: Spiritual intelligence, Human existence, Structure of intelligence (SOI).

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