Term definitions used in the AVR project from UNICEF Viet Nam


“With the permission of UNICEF Viet Nam, CFC would like to introduce some definitions of common terms for” Digital Literacy, Digital Skills, Transferable Skills and Job-Specific Skills “, which are terms CFC will mention, when introducing the ongoing CFC activities to further promote these skills in the development of the young generation of Vietnam more widely ”

Digital Literacy

It refers to the knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow children to be both safe and empowered in an increasingly digital world. This encompasses their play, participation, socializing, searching and learning through digital technologies. What constitutes digital literacy will vary according to children’s age, local culture and context.

Digital Skills

Digital Skills focus on “what” and “how” (whereas digital literacy focuses on “why”, “when”, “who”, and “for whom”). It is about specific skills often linked to a specific tool or programme. Courses on skill development are often short.

Transferable Skills (also known as life skills, 21st century skills, soft skills, or socio-emotional skills)

Higher order cognitive and non-cognitive skills such as problem solving, collaboration, creativity, managing emotions, empathy and communication that allow children and young people to become agile, adaptive learners and citizens equipped to navigate personal, academic, social, and economic challenges. Transferable skills work alongside knowledge and values to connect, reinforce, and develop other skills and build further knowledge.

Job Specific Skills (also known as technical and vocational skills)

Skills associated with one or more occupations, which could have specific or broad applications.