Life skills

As the world continues its spiral of decline, there will be a greater and greater need for insight into basic knowledge, as more and more families become dysfunctional.

J. D. Vance explained the challenge in a TED talk:

Not everyone is blessed with an understanding of hygiene. Because lives may depend on it, The province of British Columbia requires all food service employees to take a “Foodsafe” course, level 1. This ensures that everyone has a minimal level of knowledge about the correct handling of food.

For some time, male inmates at Verdal prison have been offered a “House Husband” course. Here, they learn the basics of hygiene, food preparation for a family (nutrition, meal planning, setting tables, cooking, serving, using dish washers and washing/ drying dishes), laundry basics (washing, drying and ironing clothes, some minor repairs) and house cleaning (dusting, vacuuming, washing floors, walls, windows and bathrooms).

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Snow removal is not covered in the “House Husband” course. Perhaps it should be, but with a focus on more manual methods. (Photo: Patricia McLellan, 2010)

Dysfunctional families and their members need fundamental knowledge on how to survive. “Life skills” is the proposed name for a MOOC course that provides this fundamental knowledge. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Those interested in learning how to make MOOCs should investigate:

Comments are invited as to what such a course should contain, and how it should be divided up into modules.