Definition and selection of competences (DeSeCo): theoretical and conceptual foundations: strategy paper


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Author: Rychen, Dominique Simone; Salganik, Laura Hersh

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (DEELSA)


The program 'Definition and selection of competencies: theoretical and conceptual foundations' (DeSeCo) was launched in December 1997 within the framework of the OECD indicators project (INES) in response to an increasing interest in information about education outcomes and their effects together with a need for a common overarching conceptual frame of reference for identifying and analysing key competencies. DeSeCo aims to: provide a theoretical conceptual basis for designing and selecting key competencies; provide a foundation for the continued development of statistical indicators;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Statistics; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Key competency; Competence; Educational indicator

Published: [Neuchatel, Switzerland]: [Swiss Federal Statistical Office], 2002

Physical description: 27 p.

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Statement of responsibility: [Dominique Simone Rychen and Laura Hersh Salganik]

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 79.225

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