Thiruvananthapuram: Assessment is an integral part of the education system. Students are regularly assessed for their retention of knowledge through various tests and examinations carried out periodically.
These tests and examinations not only help to determine the understanding and retention power of the students in various subjects but also helps the students and their parents to take appropriate decisions concerning future courses of action regarding higher education and career.
While academic performance is certainly important, it is good social skills and life skills that are critical to successful functioning in life. These skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.
By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life, finding ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at us.
Life skills are not always taught directly but often learned indirectly through experience and practice. While most children pick up positive skills through their everyday interactions with adults and peers, it is important that educators and parents reinforce this casual learning with direct and indirect instruction. Prior to determining the best means to help a student develop better life skills, it is important to understand specifically what a student can and can’t do. It is crucial to assess and classify the nature of a child’s skills in order to devise and implement the most appropriate intervention.
The assessment modules available in the market to determine the personality profile and level of life skills are online tests and paper pencil tests where the assesse responds to a series of questions or situations which are either self-analysis of their qualities or response to certain situations. These are found to be general and impersonal in nature and rely completely on the responses of the assesse.
Anvil Educational Research and Career Consultancy, a company registered in Hyderabad and operating presently in all the South Indian states, has come out with a unique assessment model to assess skills in personal effectiveness, emotional intelligence, mental strength, problem solving abilities, social adjustment, besides values and ethics and individual strengths of students.
In this model, students are assessed not only by psychometric tests but also by a series of interactive activities which bring out the level of these qualities. The group comprises of professionals from the Education, Corporate and Defence Sectors.
The group has so far been engaging students in reputed schools and colleges in south India at the invitation of the managements. They have now decided to make available this assessment model to general public in the three locations where they have their offices, namely, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram. This will be a unique opportunity for adolescents to understand their strengths and limitations, improve their confidence levels and set appropriate goals for themselves. The programme also has a career orientation section where the abilities, interests, skills and values of the participants are assessed and career options are recommended after in depth study of the academic and other interests as well.
In Trivandrum, the programme is being held at Insight Building which is located close to Panavila Junction on the road Palayam – Central Railway Station. The scheduled dates are 08 to 11 April 2015. The programme caters to provide a detailed assessment report and individual counselling as well.
For further details you may visit their website www.anviledu.com or Mobile numbers 8547640918 and 9447444942.