GLOSSARY

LSC’s Life Skills Glossary is a timely resource to enrich and accelerate the conversation around making life skills a part of mainstream education for India’s young people. A comprehensively defined set of skills, developed in the Indian context, is necessary for providing a common vocabulary for the life skills ecosystem. All the life skills mentioned and explained are human capabilities that any young person, regardless of their socio-economic background, gender, sexual orientation or neurodiversity, could aspire for.

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Life skills

Adaptability is the ability to modify our thoughts and behaviour to effectively...

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Agency is the ability to make intentional and informed decisions about our...

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Analytical Thinking is the ability to examine information or a situation in...

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Cognitive Flexibility is the ability to appropriately adapt our thinking processes and...

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Collaboration is the ability to work interdependently and cooperatively in teams. It...

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Communication is the ability to express ourselves and respond to people, both...

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Compassion is our ability to feel for others when they are in...

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Conflict Resolution is the ability to resolve a dispute or a conflict,...

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Coping with Stress is the ability to acknowledge and accept the stress...

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Creative Thinking is the ability to engage in the generation, evaluation and...

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Critical Thinking is the ability to question, interpret, analyse, evaluate, infer and...

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Curiosity is the ability to apply a sense of wonder and desire...

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Decision Making is the ability to choose between two or more courses...

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Delayed Gratification is the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate...

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Emotional Regulation is the ability to be aware of, understand and accept...

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Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see...

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Financial Literacy means having the knowledge, skills, values and habits needed to...

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Grit is the ability to pursue our long term goals with passion...

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ICT Literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communications tools and...

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Information Synthesis is the ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information from...

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Initiative is the ability that motivates us to independently engage with ideas, people, and experiences with enthusiasm

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Leadership is the ability to motivate and organise a group of people...

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Learning to Learn is the ability to pursue and persist in learning,...

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Literacy is the ability to read and write, whereby we can effectively...

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Logical Thinking is the ability to apply logic to better understand unknown...

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Mastery Orientation refers to our approach towards achievement where the focus is...

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Media Literacy is the ability to critically understand, analyse and interpret the...

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Metacognition is the ability to understand our own thinking, recognise what we...

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Negotiation is the ability to solve interpersonal problems and conflicts, by being...

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Numeracy is the ability to use and comprehend numbers in our daily...

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Open-Mindedness is the ability and willingness to form and revise our views,...

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Participation is the ability to contribute actively to processes and situations, influencing...

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Perseverance is the ability to put in continued, thorough and diligent effort,...

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Perspective Taking is the ability to imagine and understand a situation based...

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Planning is the ability to think ahead and mentally anticipate the best...

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Problem Solving is the ability to seek, identify and define the problem,...

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Psychological Flexibility is the ability to recognize and adapt to fluctuating situational...

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Relationship Management is the ability to form and maintain healthy, meaningful and...

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Resilience is the ability to persist, adapt or transform in the face...

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Resourcefulness is the ability to adapt to new or different situations, think...

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Respecting Diversity is the ability to recognise, understand, accept and demonstrate respect...

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Responsibility is the ability to recognize our role, purpose and appropriate response...

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Risk Taking is the ability to accept a challenging task that simultaneously...

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Self-Awareness is the ability to see ourselves clearly and objectively through reflection...

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Self-Compassion is the ability to practise kindness and acceptance towards ourselves, despite...

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Self-Efficacy is the belief we have in our own capacity and abilities...

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Self-Esteem is our sense of our own value or worth, or the...

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Self-Management is the ability to regulate our emotions, thoughts and behaviours effectively...

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Social Awareness is the ability to form connections and work with people...

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Tolerance of Ambiguity is the ability to perceive ambiguous situations as desirable,...

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Transformational Entrepreneurship is the ability to create innovative solutions that enable change...

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