Assessment of transversal competencies: policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific region


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Author: Care, Esther; Luo, Rebekah


For the past decade, the Asia-Pacific region has been undergoing major social, economic and technological changes and development. To equip learners with the knowledge and skills to cope with these changes, education systems in the region have increasingly emphasized the importance of transversal competencies (TVC) which refer to knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that are integral to life in the 21st century. This report draws on reports from nine participating countries/jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific: Australia, Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Assessment; Policy; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Governance; Research

Keywords: Transferable skill; Generic skills; Education and training system; Educational policy; Institutional role; Curriculum; Educational practice; Education and training needs; Case study

Geographic subjects: Asia; Oceania; Australia; Hong Kong (China); India; Malaysia; Mongolia; Philippines; Korea (South); Thailand; Vietnam

Published: Bangkok, Thailand: UNESCO and UNESCO Bangkok Office, 2016

Physical description: [62] p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 139.455

ISBN: 9789292235628 (print); 9789292235635 (electronic)

On cover: Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP)
'Assessment of transversal competencies: current tools in the Asian region' is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 139.455.

Resource type: Report

Rights: This publication is available in Open Access under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO (CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO) license. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 126.585

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