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Pages: 4646-4653
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

THE IMPORTANCE OF KEY COMPETENCES IN THE CONTEXT OF LIFELONG LEARNING

G. Gedviliene, V. Bortkevičienė

Vytautas Magnus University (LITHUANIA)
The key competencies are becoming increasingly important in today’s world of business and education. The most significant is the meaning of the concept the key competencies, because here its personal factor can be highlighted. There is no doubt that, firstly, the importance of key competencies is influenced by the changes of matured working system, requiring adequate professional knowledge and skills. Secondly, broader knowledge and skills guarantee higher adult employability, social security as well. And thirdly, it expands opportunities for adults’ personal fulfilment. Their personal life becomes more meaningful and happier. This suggests that adult key competencies define the abilities, reflecting an individual performance and behavioural characteristics, what demonstrates that a person is able to perform them properly.
In this article eight adult key competencies are discussed, theoretical analytical analysis is presented.
The problem. Aging population and the growing labour shortages require to find new ways to help adults to stay longer in the labour market. These processes and economic globalization as well as the intensification of competition for jobs, require constantly adapt to the changes. Therefore, key competences are becoming a significant factor that determines the ability of adults to participate in the development of public welfare of the citizens, designing their career. The development of key competencies and mobilization are becoming an important task for citizens, business and states. However, there is a lack of research-based information on common competence mainstream status, challenges and opportunities in Lithuania.
The aim of the research – is to perform theoretical key competencies mainstream status research and development at the national and international levels.
The following methods were applied in the research: literature review, research sources and documents analysis and synthesis.
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G. Gedviliene, V. Bortkevičienė (2013) THE IMPORTANCE OF KEY COMPETENCES IN THE CONTEXT OF LIFELONG LEARNING, ICERI2013 Proceedings, pp. 4646-4653.
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