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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/13104


Sustainability, interculturality and holistic well-being : the three pillars of life skills education

June 2012

This essay aims to contribute to integral understanding of the possibilities that life skills education can bring in the arena of education, both formal and informal. Life skills education is presented as the process for guiding people in the cultivation of an original and healthy lifestyle in harmony with the actual world.
Holistic Well-being, Sustainability and Interculturality, are presented as the three pillars of life skills education. These pillars are discussed in context with contemporary issues concerning well-being as a lifestyle choice, cosmopolitan citizenship and environmental awareness. It is argued that by working with these three pillars in life skills education, students can gain important tools for them to take responsability for individual, social and environmental well-being. Additionally the author provides a practical program for practitioners about how to use the ideas proposed in the text.


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