The ability to read and write. (Note: This is the basic meaning; the definition excludes the wider uses in English which can include oracy (speaking and listening skills) and numeracy; it also excludes the modern use of ‘literacy’ in English to mean ‘capability’, as in ‘financial literacy’, ‘emotional literacy’, etc.)
Abilities that help people to adapt and behave positively so that they can deal effectively with the challenges of everyday life. In OECD’s Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey (2002), the term particularly refers to problem-solving.
An alternative to the term self-confidence. Unlike self-confidence, which is a global feeling of being able to accomplish most tasks, self-efficacy is focused on a specific task and represents the feeling of being able to accomplish that task, which in this context is success in adult learning.
The skills needed for efficient use of information and communication technologies (ICT).