Review of the EU’s Competences Framework for Lifelong Learning
The European Commission has issued a reminder on its consultation the Review of the European Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. 3CL is especially interested in the digital competences and learning to learn.
The aim of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the Framework, such as:
- Strengths and weaknesses in use of the 2006 Key Competences Framework;
- Priority areas where changes to the Framework, and the definition of the competences, are necessary to address current and future needs;
- Tools and processes to support key competences development for all.
The Framework defines the key competences that should be acquired not only by young people at the end of their compulsory education and training, equipping them for adult life but also by adults throughout their lives, through a process of developing and updating skills.
It lists eight key competences each being a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes:
- Communication in the mother tongue;
- Communication in foreign languages;
- Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology;
- Digital competence;
- Learning to learn;
- Social and civic competences;
- Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; and
- Cultural awareness and expression.
The consultation will close on 19 May 2017.
The online survey is available here.
For more information see the EU document: Lifelong Learning Key Competencies 2017.
(Source: European Commission – EPALE)