Basic skills are integrated into the competence aims for this course in areas where they contribute to the development of and are part of the subject competence. In Equestrian studies, basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally in Equestrian studies involves understanding and substantiating choices and presenting processes and products for clients, government authorities and the general public
Being able to express oneself in writing in Equestrian studies involves reporting, documenting and presenting processes and products. It also involves keeping a training journal.
Being able to read in Equestrian studies involves using instruction manuals and data sheets for environment, health and safety, as welll as feeding schedules and selected subject matter. Furthermore, the subject will mean reading and understanding appurtenant regulations and following debates about the equestrian trade and business interests in the daily news and other media.
Numeracy in Equestrian studies involves reckoning volume, surface space, length, weight, speed, time and distance. It also means reckoning feed amounts, the need for storage space and costs related to running the stables. Furthermore, this subject involves taking basic measurements of physical and chemical parameters, and setting up and interpreting tables, diagrams and simple statistics.
Digital literacy in Equestrian studies involves understanding and presenting products and services, and gathering and exchanging information. Furthermore, the subject involves making calculations and using financial management tools. It also involves using digital tools for planning and execution of training plans.
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