Competencies

Glossary Term

Competencies

Competencies are diverse in scope ranging from core skills, content knowledge, cognitive skills, soft skills, to occupational skills and enable us to "meet a complex demand or carry out a complex activity or task successfully or effectively in a certain context". Their typologies and approaches are as diverse as entities –countries, organizations and individuals– that define them. Competencies are acquired through learning cycles and throughout one’s life. Quality education systems have to enable learners to continuously adapt their competencies while continuously acquiring and even developing new ones.