Find here key and commonly used skills-related terms and concepts with their definitions.

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Cedefop (2010)

The skill matching challenge: Analysing skill mismatch and policy implications

Cedefop (2010)

The skill matching challenge:

Analysing skill mismatch and policy implications.

Cedefop (2012)

Glossary:

Quality in education and training.

Cognitive skills

Skills used in the process of obtaining and understanding new knowledge through thought, reflection, experience, and the senses

Communication skills

Skills to express ideas and views clearly, confidently and concisely in speech, writing and body language (see Soft skills)

Competence

Proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development (see Skill)

Competences (key competences)

The sum of skills (basic skills and new basic skills) needed to live in contemporary knowledge society. In its recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning, the European Commission sets out the eight key competences: communication in the mother tongue; communication in foreign languages; competence in maths and basic competences in science and technology; digital competence; learning to learn; social and civic competences; sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; cultural awareness and expression. For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/key_en.htm