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 Information technology programme subject, basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally and in writing in Information technology involves planning and describing IT solutions and preparing instruction manuals and documentation. Furthermore, this means that one needs to formulate precise instructions for computers in programming language. It also means being able to express oneself in a clear and precise manner.
Being able to read in Information technology involves interpreting descriptions, instruction manuals, diagrams, models, symbols and programming codes in a precise manner. It also means understanding specific technical jargon in written texts.
Numeracy in Information technology involves doing simple calculations, or expressing formulas in a programming language. It also means being able to use simple mathematical logic to express a condition in a precise manner.
Being able to use digital tools is "stock in trade" and a fundamental principle in information technology. This involves using IT solutions in efficiently, and using digital tools in planning and documentation processes.
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