Competence

DEFINITION 1:  Proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development (see Skill).

SOURCE:  Skills Panorama Glossary, Cedefop, European Union.

HYPERLINK: http://euskillspanorama.cedefop.europa.eu/en/Glossary

 

DEFINITION 2:  Ability to apply learning outcomes adequately in a defined context (education, work, personal or professional development).
Or
Ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development.
Comment: competence is not limited to cognitive elements (involving the use of theory, concepts or tacit knowledge); it also encompasses functional aspects (including technical skills) as well as interpersonal attributes (e.g. social or organisational skills) and ethical values.


SOURCE:  Cedefop; European Parliament and Council of the European Union, 2008.
SOURCE: Cedefop (2014).Terminology of European education and training policy. Second Edition. A selection of 130 key terms. Luxembourg: Publications office of the European Union, 2014.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4117

 

DEFINITION 3:  The capacity to use effectively experience, knowledge and qualifications.

SOURCE:  Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database, RAMON- Eurostat, European Union.

HYPERLINK: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=DSP_GLOSSARY_NOM_DTL_VIEW&StrNom=CODED2&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntKey

 

DEFINITION 4:  Ability to mobilise and use internal resources such as knowledge, skills and attitude, as well as external resources such as databases, colleagues, peers, libraries, instruments etc., to solve specific problems efficiently in real life situations.

SOURCE:  UIS Glossary, UIS-UNESCO.

HYPERLINK: http://uis.unesco.org/en/glossary

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