European Commission's Task Force on ICT competitiveness and ICT up-take, WG 5 (Skills and Employability): Topic Paper
website
: http://eskills.cedefop.europa.eu/conference2006/download/ICT_Taskforce_WG5.pdf 
Date:  26 September 2006
Typology: policy initiative 
Institution:
European Commission's ICT Task Force on ICT competitiveness and ICT up-take. Working group 5: Skills and Employability

Bruxelles

 

Contact person:
Antonio Herrera (Coordinator)  
eSCCC and Cisco Systems

European Commission's Taskforce on ICT competitiveness and ICT up-take

Working group 5 Skills and employability

TOPIC PAPER

Draft: 26 September 2006

Summary of the recommendations
"
The following recommendations have been drawn up by representatives of ICT companies and associations, SMEs and social partners with the view to become part of a long term agenda and commitment from all stakeholders to address e-skills and employability issues both in the private and public sector in the European Union." (p. 2)

2. Stimulating the interest of future generations in ICT
Student motivation gap
"To succeed in a fast changing business world, students need not only to learn academic content, they also need to know how to keep learning and make effective and innovative use of what they know throughout their lives. 
'Employability skills' include critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, communication skills, creativity and innovation skills, collaboration skills, contextual learning skills, and information handling and media literacy skills. Students must be able to use technology to learn content and skills so that they know how to learn, think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate, innovate and collaborate.
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(p. 13)

 

Keywords: EU recommendations - ICT task force - ICT competitiveness - ICT up-take -  ICT sector - e-skills - employability issues - employability skills - critical thinking - problem solving - critical thinking skills - problem solving skills - communication skills - ICT skills - innovation skills - collaboration skills - contextual learning skills - information handling - information skills -  media literacy - media literacy skills - critical use of information

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