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Basic skills

Parent term: Skills

1 child term

The skills needed to live in contemporary society, e.g. listening, speaking, reading, writing and mathematics.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
A fundamental skill that is the basis of later learning or is essential for employment. The skills and competences needed to function in contemporary society, including listening, speaking, reading, writing and mathematics.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia

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Related terms
 Essential or foundation skills, Key competencies, Basic education

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