Module - Basic education

Operational Definition

The term basic education describes those competences that are a prerequisite for successful, active participation in society. Above all, it is about enabling the individual to partake in everyday life, including the world of work, as a person who thinks independently, forms well-founded opinions and acts in a self-determined manner. In addition to literacy (reading and writing the national, and occasionally also a foreign language) and numeracy, this also includes basic IT skills, health education, basic financial education and basic social skills.

In addition to the actual transfer of knowledge, basic education aims to motivate participants, to strengthen their learning skills and to enable them to be the owners of their personal development as a lifelong learning process.