Skills Development Facilitators in South Africa

Definition of a SKILL

icon-lg-infographic2SKILL is defined as “the necessary competencies that can be expertly applied in a particular context for a defined purpose” and “competence” has three elements:

SKILL is defined as “the necessary competencies that can be expertly applied in a particular context for a defined purpose” and “competence” has three elements:

Practical competence – the ability to perform a set of tasks;

Foundational competence – the ability to understand what we ourselves or others are doing and why; and

Reflexive competence – the ability to integrate or connect our performance with an understanding of the performance of others, so that we can learn from our actions and are able to adapt to changes and unforeseen circumstances.