52 child terms
The ability to perform tasks and solve problems.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
|Organisation: || European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Europe|
|Source: || Terminology of European education and training policy (2008)|
|Description: ||This multilingual glossary of terms used in education and training policy is intended for researchers and more generally for all those involved in education and training policy. It does not represent an exhaustive inventory of the terminology used by specialists; rather it identifies a selection of key terms that are essential for an understanding of current education and training policy in Europe. This glossary is an updated and extended version of the Terminology of vocational training policy, published by Cedefop in 2004. [...]|
This glossary was prepared in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF), The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and Eurydice (The information network on education in Europe). p. 14 (Introduction)
An ability to perform a particular mental or physical activity that may be developed through vocational training or practice.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
|Organisation: || National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia|
|Source: || Glossary of VET (2013 - online version continuously updated, Accessed in Jan. 2016)|
|Description: ||The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.|
The glossary is based on 'A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms' which was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2000. New content, sourced from recent NCVER publications, the VOCED database, websites of key Australian VET organisations, other VET glossaries and suggestions from NCVER staff, has been added. Website
The acquired and practiced ability to carry out a task or job.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines
|Organisation: || Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippines|
|Source: || TVET glossaries of terms (2010)|
|Description: ||The Glossary of Terms, 4th edition, provides definitions of TVET terms and terminologies commonly used in education, labor and employment and other TVET related areas in the Philippines. |
The complexity of the environment where TVET operates requires regular review and updating of TVET terminologies as systems, standards, processes, policies and programs continue to change. The provision of this glossary is intended to facilitate comprehension and better understanding as we move together in making TVET work for our people and country. p. iii
A bundle of knowledge, attributes and capacities that can be learnt and that enable individuals to successfully and consistently perform an activity or task and can be built upon and extended through learning.
Source: OECD 2011
|Organisation: || The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Global|
|Source: || OECD Skills Strategy (2011)|
|Description: ||Many countries have developed skills strategies to address some or all of these issues from their national perspectives; but their success in implementing those strategies varies widely. To facilitate a cross-government approach and peer-learning on effective skills policies, and to address the global dimensions of the supply and demand for skills, the OECD is preparing a global Skills Strategy. [...]|
This paper sets out the rationale for the OECD Skills Strategy, the issues that it will address and the way forward. (Skills defined p.7)p. 3
The relevant knowledge and experience needed to perform a specific task or job and /or the product of education, training and experience which, together with relevant know-how, are the characteristics of technical knowledge.
Source: UNESCO 1984, Global
|Organisation: || United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN|
|Source: || Terminology of Technical and Vocational Education (1984)|
|Description: ||This publication is a practical terminology in the field of technical and vocational education for the purposes of international communication. After use of the original English/French version for over five years in numerous regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops held in those two languages, it was felt that publication of the guide in additional international languages would permit Unesco to contribute further to a better understanding in Member States of the Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education (1974), would facilitate the implementation of this instrument and would foster a more effective exchange of information in the field of technical and vocational education.UNESDOC|
Refers to the ability to apply knowledge, use know-how to complete tasks and solve problems and carry out the tasks that comprise a particular job.
As an overarching/multidimensional concept/term, “skill” can be also used as a proxy measure on occupation, qualification, educational attainment (these measures have the benefit of being readily available in a range of quantitative datasets).
Other abilities, used at daily work, such as teamwork and problem-solving, are also considered as skills (however it is not always easy to be measured due to their subjective nature)
Source: EU commission (Skills panorama) 2015, Europe
|Organisation: || EU skills panorama, Europe|
|Source: || Glossary (Online repertory - Accessed in January 2016)|
|Description: ||Access here the definitions of key skills-related terms and concepts|
Skills Panorama aims to improve Europe’s capacity to assess and anticipate skill needs to help make education and training systems more responsive to labour market needs and to match better skill supply and demand across Europe. Skills Panorama is brought to you by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and powered by Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.Website
The ability to do in context which is described using learning outcomes (Comment: Influenced by work-based laerning: linking of education and training systems with the labour market and employability. Main types of skills include foundation, transferable, technical and vocational).
Source: UNESCO 2015, Global
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