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  • new basic skills

    Definition: 

    The skills such as information and communication technology (ICT) skills, foreign languages, social, organisational and communication skills, technological culture, entrepreneurship.

    Comments: 

    together with basic skills, new basic skills form the key skills needed to develop in the contemporary knowledge society.

    Source: 
    Council of the European Union, 2000.
  • non-formal learning

    Definition: 

    Learning embedded in planned activities not explicitly designated as learning (in terms of learning objectives, learning time or learning support). Non-formal learning is intentional from the learner’s point of view.

    Comments: 
    • non-formal learning outcomes may be validated and may lead to certification;
    • non-formal learning is sometimes described as semi-structured learning.
    Source: 
    Cedefop, 2008.