Key competences as a way to creative development
Preparation of young people to handle challenges of information society and to maximally benefit from possibilities created by this society has been included among the most important objectives in various education systems in Europe. This made politicians, dealing with education, revise the curricula and teaching methods, which consequently increased the level of interests in key competences as elements which determine the success of an individual in subsequent participation in the society. Competences are defined as combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for the. Key competences are those, which are needed by every one for their self - fulfillment and personal development, for being an active citizen, for social integration and employment. Eight key competences have been established: 1. Communication in the mother tongue. 2. Communication in foreign languages. 3. Mathematical literacy and basic competences in science and technology. 4. Digital competence. 5. Learning to learn. 6. Social and civic competences. 7. Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. 8. Cultural awareness and expression. Pursuant to the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on key competencies for lifelong learning, the Academy of Podlasie in Siedlce, in the partnership with the Foundation for Lubelskie Development and in cooperation with the Paweł Włodkowic Higher School in Płock, began in September 2008 implementation of the Project entitled „Key competences as the way to creative development”, co-financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund. The project involves development of three competences: 1. Communication in foreign languages. 2. Mathematical literacy and basic competences in science and technology. 3. Cultural awareness and expression.
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