Our Philosophy & Methodology
Lifeskills Enrichment aims to nurture complete and well-balanced individuals. This is done by consciously directing students to apply their learning across seven segments of their lives:
1. Faith: Personal Growth
2. Family: Priority Relationship
3. Friends: Peer, People and Professional Relationships
4. Fitness: Physical, Mental and Emotional Fitness
5. Finance: Planning of Finances
6. Fun: Play and Enjoyment
7. Firm: Phases of School and/or Work
The Pillars of Holistic Development
Developing an Internal Compass
We see character education as an intentional integration of excellence and ethics in every aspect of a person’s life. A quest for excellence cannot be separate from the quest for ethics. Together, they form two vital elements – Performance Character and Moral Character.
Performance Character orientates one towards mastery. It consists of character strengths that enable us to pursue our personal best – regardless whether the outcome is realised.
Moral Character is relational in nature. It enables us to treat others and ourselves with respect and care, and guides us towards acting with integrity. It has the important function of moderating our performance goals to honour the interests of others.
Cultivating lifelong habits
Conduct refers to the observable behaviours of a person and the manner in which one carries
himself or herself. It is important to inculcate good habits from a young age so that these behaviours become natural and consistent with time.
Honing life skills and extending knowledge base
Competence is the ability of a person to effectively perform a specific role or task within a particular environment. Competency consists of a distinct combination of knowledge, skills and abilities. It can be developed through both formal and informal education. Skills can be further sub-divided into three domains, namely: Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor (Bloom’s Taxonomy).
Through our comprehensive range of solutions and programmes, Lifeskills Enrichment provides exceptional and extensive resources to increase students’ practical knowledge base, sharpen their cognitive and affective skills.
Experiential learning, whole-person learning and adult learning are areas where many have explored. Learning is social (with other people), psychological (inner psyche/self), emotional (feelings), cognitive (thinking) or otherwise created.
According to Professor Colin Beard, a world-renowned expert in Experiential Learning, the six important dimensions of learning are foundational for those involved in learning n personal development.
6 Questions to Effective Learning
Lifeskills Enrichment connects the six dimensions with an overarching model. The model, backed by many years of practice, asks six basic questions about the nature of the experience of learning.
- Where did the learning take place? (working with the learning environment)
- What kind of learning activities were the learners engaged with? (the ‘what’ of learning)
- How was the experience received, through the senses? (the ‘how’ of learning)
- Why am I feeling this way? (the ‘heart’ in learning)
- How was the thinking mind engaged? (the ‘mind’ of learning)
- In what ways will personal change occur? (the change dimension)
Solution Focused Coaching
Solution Focused Coaching is a very effective coaching framework whereby the coachees and the coaches have a respectful and professional relationship.
The principles of solution-focused coaching are that:
– There are best individualised solutions for each coachee and;
– Any person is competent to solve his or her own problems.
The solutions emerge by the coach asking four useful fundamental questions. The questions open up windows of opportunities for the coachee to generate solutions for the unique circumstances they are in.
Solution Focused Coaching Approach
The approach of Solution Focused Coaching is a reiterative process whereby coachees will begin to explore and find out what works for them and what does not. Lifeskills Enrichment adopts a C.O.A.C.H Framework to bring the coachee into realisation of their personalised solutions.
|This phase allows the coachee to establish a common understanding and platform with the coaches so that they will be able to ascertain and measure whether the coaching session is effective.||After the contract has been established, the coach and coachee will then be able to craft out a desired outcome through the use of the four planning questions. This will enable the coachee to focus on the outcomes and not be distracted by potential “noise”.||With the use of the different coaching tools, the coachee will be guided to explore and derive their personalised action plans so that they will be implemented and worked on.||This phase allows both the coach and coachee to celebrate the success of the importance of coming up with an action plan. This is a critical phase as this serves as the launch pad for the coachee to begin their journey of change.||Action Plans may be reviewed and refined during the course of action. In this phase, the coach and coachee will evaluate on the success of the action plans and hone it, thus making it stronger and more robust.|