An investigation of the enhanced relationship between participants in life skills courses and the environment

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2000
TITLE AUTHOR(S): E.Roodt
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR (ETD), HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2786

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Abstract

The Lifeskills Project views lifeskills acquisition holistically as a participatory and action-oriented process in the context of the environment. Humans are part of their environment and the environment is inextricably linked to human interaction. A process of action research, the needs expressed by particIpants and the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), as well as the link between lifeskills and the environment contributed to the inception of the project. The research findings indicate the advantages of intervention grounded in experimental learning. Participatory lifeskills interventions are potent mediums for change. Such interventions based on exprimental learning can promote empowerment capacity building. The report is one of several emanating from the Human Needs, Resources and the Environment (HNRE) Programme, which was initiated by the Department of Environment Affairs and Tourism, The HSRC co-ordinated the funding of the programme