Parent term: Competence/y
Learning that provides opportunities for the development of proficiency in one or more languages as well as in some form of mathematics or mathematical literacy and that is intended to support further learning, or competence required to pursue work in a professional environment.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
|Organisation: || South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) , South Africa|
|Source: || TVET Standard Glossary of Terms (2013)|
|Description: ||This standard glossary of terms defines and clarifies the core terminology relating to the development and implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). |
As a direct result of the many changes in the education and training landscape between 1995 and 2013, a wide range of terminology and definitions have emerged, often causing confusion and leading to ambiguity in the system. This glossary has been developed to bring consistency to the use of terminology in the broader education and training context, including legislation, policy and everyday usage by the public. Website
It is are a fundamental pre-requisite for lifelong learning, refer to the literacy and numeracy proficiency of students and adults, which are usually developed in early years , most often before entering compulsory education(Foundation skills).
Source: OECD Digital economy policy papers 2016, Global
|Organisation: || OECD, Global|
|Source: || Skills for a digital world-2016 ministerial meeting on the digital economy background report (2016)|
|Description: ||The pervasiveness of digital technologies in daily life is fundamentally changing the way individuals access and elaborate knowledge. Individuals have to process complex information, think systematically and take decisions weighting different forms of evidence. […]The importance of foundation skills as a basis for the development of digital literacies is further illustrated by the results of PIAAC in problem solving in technology-rich environments.Executive summary|
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