Macmillan Brings Together Teachers and Students to talk on Life Skills

News - November 2013

Macmillan Education has been a forerunner in bringing valuable support to educationists all over the country. We ensure that equal focus is given to scholastic and co-scholastic areas of education. To this end, we have been conducting a series of workshops under the umbrella of our ‘School Enrichment Program’; and have partnered with Expressions India—‘The National life skills, Value Education and School wellbeing program’. Our workshop series facilitate interactive opportunities with national and international experts in the fields of ‘Adolescent Development and Life Skill Education’, inspired by the CBSE guidelines of health, promoting school, values, and life skills and as per NCF (NCERT) 2005 recommendation on health and physical education.

Spread across the year, our workshops enable our valuable partner schools to update their understanding and skill of imparting scholastic and co-scholastic education cohesively. To the young people, this programme provides advanced follow-up opportunities, based on a student’s strengths, learning style, and interests; they are thus able to contribute towards their peers, school, and community.

More than a 100 top schools from India have been a part of this programme. The following themes are covered in a 1-day session, in which a team of 2 teachers and 4 students participate from a school.

Adolescence—the Context, Charm, and the Challenge
Understanding and Coping with Aggression, Loss and Sadness
Preventing Substance Abuse and Allied High Risk Behaviors
Values Education , Resilience and Life Competencies
Family Bonding and Communication—Emerging Paradigms
Media Literacy , Social Change and Responsible  Citizenship
Contemporary Gender Issues in Education Peer Educator’s Perspective

A convocation ceremony is held towards the end of the session, wherein every participant gets a certificate of participation and a badge; and participating schools get a citation.

Post the workshop, the participating team becomes a peer educator for their school. They go back and conduct similar sessions at their school. In case additional material or support is needed, they may contact Macmillan Education, which has assigned resource people for necessary assistance.

The workshops in 2013 were organised under the guidance of Dr Jatinder Nagpal (Programme Director, Expressions India). Macmillan has successfully conducted workshops in the following cities:

* Delhi     * Mumbai     * Kolkata     * Guwahati     * Indore     * Mysore

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