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LifeComp is a conceptual framework. It is non-prescriptive and can be used as a basis for the development of curricula and learning activities.

The framework describes nine competences (P1-3, S1-3, L1-3) that are structured in 3 intertwined competence areas:

  • Personal,
  • Social, and
  • Learning to learn

Personal area

  • P1 self-regulation - awareness and management of emotions, thoughts and behaviour
  • P2 flexibility - ability to manage transitions and uncertainty, and to face challenges
  • P3 wellbeing - aursuit of life satisfaction, care of physical, mental and social health, and adoption of a sustainable lifestyle

Social area

  • S1 empathy - the understanding of another person’s emotions, experiences and values, and the provision of appropriate responses
  • S2 communication - use of relevant communication strategies, domain-specific codes and tools depending on the context and the content
  • S3 collaboration - engagement in group activity and teamwork acknowledging and respecting others

Learning to learn area

  • L1 growth mindset - belief in one’s and others’ potential to continuously learn and progress
  • L2 critical thinking - assessment of information and arguments to support reasoned conclusions and develop innovative solutions
  • L3 managing learning - the planning, organising, monitoring and reviewing of one's own learning
LifeComp Tree of competences describes nine competences, organised in three areas: The "personal" area (P1, P2, P3), the "social" area (S1, S2, S3) and the "learning to learn" area (L1, L2, L3)
LifeComp Tree of competences describes nine competences, organised in three areas: The "personal" area (P1, P2, P3), the "social" area (S1, S2, S3) and the "learning to learn" area (L1, L2, L3)
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LifeComp: The European Framework for Personal, Social and Learning to Learn Key Competence

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