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 the Geosciences programme subject, basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally and in writing in Geosciences involves describing experiences, observations and gathering information by using the concepts and terminology from geosciences. It also means relating critically to information collected from geosciences and formulating hypotheses that can be investigated further. It also means being able to argue for solutions, and give feedback.
Being able to read in Geosciences involves extracting, interpreting and reflecting on texts from newspapers, professional journals, books and the Internet, as well as being able to read and understand different kinds of maps. It will also be important to understand reasoning and scenarios, and evaluate the quality of geoscientific information.
Numeracy in Geosciences involves using figures, making calculations, registering, working with and presenting results form measurements taken. It means using graphs, tables and statistics that result from geoscientific research based on mathematical models. It also means being able to understand concepts such as scenario, prognosis and probability.
Being able to use digital tools in Geosciences involves gathering, registering and preparing information, and presenting results with digital means. Furthermore, it means using animation, simulations, digital maps and digital navigation systems.
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