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Generic competency

Three dominant dimensions of generic competencies can be identified:
the cognitive dimension, concerning the competencies which cover to a great extent the cognitive aspects of a learning process;
the methodological dimension, concerning the competencies that cover the operational aspects of a learning process (e.g. information technology skills, learning to learn, motivation, study skills, self-management, planning and organizing, managing one’s time, etc.).
the socio-emotional dimension, concerning the competencies that cover the socio-emotional aspects of a learning process: collaboration skills, communication skills, creativity, citizenship, and so on.

Source: UNESCO IBE 2016, Global
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