Life Skills Modules are University Core Modules for all first-year and first-semester students at Taylor’s University. They set the stage for students to start right and to be equipped with personal and social competencies in order for them to thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.
These modules aim to engage not only the students’ heads and hands but also their hearts. As the first university in the region to formally implement a syllabus on Emotional Intelligence, Taylor’s aims to help students develop a competitive edge, and be well-adjusted, purpose-driven and employable individuals in the 21st century.
The Life Skills Development Programme consists of two modules that are mandatory for all first-year Degree and Diploma students. The first module, Life Skills for Success and Well-Being, focuses on the skillsets of Self-Awareness and Self-Management. The second module, Millennials in Malaysia: Team Dynamics and Relationship Management focuses on the skillsets of Social-Awareness and Relationship Management.
Some of the topics explored:
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Collaborative learning takes place as students brainstorm ideas and demonstrate understanding about the world around them
Student led activities where perspectives are shared and received with respect and an open mind
Students are challenged to think critically to solve problems using tools that they have learned.
Top employers and research findings indicate that in future, a balance of cognitive and soft skills will become more important. In the 4IR, technology like AI will take over most of the cognitive scope, staging soft skills as key differentiators for employees and entrepreneurs.
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Yes. They are both compulsory for all first year, first semester students of Degree and Diploma at Taylor’s University
Yes. Each module is 2 credit hours, which makes a total of 4 credit hours that contributes to your overall CGPA.
No. However, there are continuous assessments during the semester to measure your understanding. These assessments will contribute to your final grade.
All Life Skills Facilitators are based in the Centre for Future Learning, Block C, Level 2 (Opposite the Lakeside Campus Library).
Currently all classes will be held online until further notice. Our team of facilitators are equipped to carry out the lessons experientially, so do come ready to participate!
"One important thing I got from Life Skills was how to focus on my goals & form a vision for my future self. It helped me set a standard to be more sure of who & what I want to be."
"I loved how my Life Skills facilitator made me feel so comfortable to express myself. Through the modules I learned how to manage myself, work smart, and focus on my goals."
"The most significant thing I learnt is mindfulness. When I encounter an unfavourable issue, I conduct mindfulness & calm down to make a logical decision by analysing the situation."
"The module facilitator was really good, and helped me build both learning & people skills. I also developed more patience, which is so important to achieve anything in life."
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