Basic skills are integrated into the competence aims for this course in areas where they contribute to the development of and are a part of the basic subject competence. In Child care and youth work, basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally or in writing in Child and youth work involves receiving and giving oral and written information. It involves communicating with children and adolescents, parents and guardians, and other collaborators. It also means preparing plans, minutes from meetings and documentation.
Being able to read in Child and youth work involves staying updated, and using and imparting information from child and adolescent literature in educational work. It also involves reading and understanding specialist literature and the institute or organisation's plans.
Numeracy in Child and youth work involves calculating and evaluating costs and following a budget. Furthermore, the subject involves counting amounts, measures and weights related to meals and preparing food. It also means being able to use numbers and counting in different educational activities.
Digital literacy in Child and youth work involves gathering and using subject matter. It means using digital tools for documentation and presentations. It also involves instructing children and adolescents in the use of digital tools.
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