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  • basic information and communication technology (ICT) skills

    Definition: 

    The skills needed to use efficiently the elementary functions of information and communication technologies to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet.

    Comments: 

    basic ICT skills are now part of key skills/key competences.

    Source: 
    European Parliament and Council of the European Union (2006); Cedefop, 2012.
  • basic skills

    Definition: 

    The skills needed to live in contemporary society, such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and mathematics.

    Comments: 

    together with new basic skills, basic skills form key skills.

    Source: 
    Cedefop, Bjørnåvold, 2000; Cedefop, Tissot, 2000; Cedefop, 2004.
  • benefits of education and training

    Definition: 

    Socioeconomic added value of education and training.

    Comments: 
    • benefits of education and training can be private, namely received by individual persons, enterprises or institutions, or public, benefiting a whole region, economy or society;
    • benefits can be monetary (such as wages) or socioeconomic (health, wellbeing, social cohesion, reduced crime, employment, productivity, growth).
    Source: 
    Cedefop.