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A Study of Life Skills: Why and How They Should Be Cultivated by Children from an Early Age

The study provides a succinct and very useful overview of the theory and practice of Life Skills development globally. The first section discusses the history and definitions of life skills and the evolution of Life Skills programs in various parts of...
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Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning.

This seminal article developed by the Stanford group of leading researchers in the area of cognitive and non-cognitive development of students discusses the importance of focusing on not only cognitive factors—what is taught and how it is taught—but...
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Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification

Seligmann and Peterson laid the foundation for the immensely important field of Positive Psychology. This Handbook provides an extensive, research-based discussion of positive character traits, Including an explication of a short-list of the character...
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Performance Values: Why They Matter and What Schools Can Do to Foster Their Development

The position paper suggests that character education entails the development of performance character and moral character. Performance character, described also as the capacity to work, includes character strengths such as effort, initiative, diligence,...
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