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PILA Competences

PILA Competences

PILA Competences

PILA is designed for students to develop 21st century competences, through engaging learning experiences that have built-in assessment.

But what exactly are 21st century competences?

They are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students must develop to thrive in our highly interconnected and digitally-driven world. PILA offers 'learning assessments' for the following competences:

Creative thinking: being able to think innovatively, generate new ideas, and produce new and original solutions to problems.

Game Design: being able to shape enjoyable and interactive experiences through balanced mechanics, engaging narratives, and user-friendly interfaces.

Computational Problem Solving: being able to develop solutions to problems that can be executed by a computing machine. This is not just about learning programming languages – there are more abstract skills and concepts involved, such as breaking down problems into smaller, more manageable parts, recognising patterns and so on.

Causal Reasoning: being able to identify the nature of relationships between concepts that are causally linked.

Systems Thinking: the ability to understand a phenomenon as a system of interrelated elements that are causally. In short, this is the ability to piece together various causally related elements to form a working system.

Self-regulated Learning: the ability to manage and make decisions about one’s own learning processes – setting goals, planning strategies, managing emotions and monitoring progress.

PILA is designed for students to develop 21st century competences, through engaging learning experiences that have built-in assessment.

But what exactly are 21st century competences?

They are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students must develop to thrive in our highly interconnected and digitally-driven world. PILA offers 'learning assessments' for the following competences:

Creative thinking: being able to think innovatively, generate new ideas, and produce new and original solutions to problems.

Game Design: being able to shape enjoyable and interactive experiences through balanced mechanics, engaging narratives, and user-friendly interfaces.

Computational Problem Solving: being able to develop solutions to problems that can be executed by a computing machine. This is not just about learning programming languages – there are more abstract skills and concepts involved, such as breaking down problems into smaller, more manageable parts, recognising patterns and so on.

Causal Reasoning: being able to identify the nature of relationships between concepts that are causally linked.

Systems Thinking: the ability to understand a phenomenon as a system of interrelated elements that are causally. In short, this is the ability to piece together various causally related elements to form a working system.

Self-regulated Learning: the ability to manage and make decisions about one’s own learning processes – setting goals, planning strategies, managing emotions and monitoring progress.

PILA is designed for students to develop 21st century competences, through engaging learning experiences that have built-in assessment.

But what exactly are 21st century competences?

They are the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students must develop to thrive in our highly interconnected and digitally-driven world. PILA offers 'learning assessments' for the following competences:

Creative thinking: being able to think innovatively, generate new ideas, and produce new and original solutions to problems.

Game Design: being able to shape enjoyable and interactive experiences through balanced mechanics, engaging narratives, and user-friendly interfaces.

Computational Problem Solving: being able to develop solutions to problems that can be executed by a computing machine. This is not just about learning programming languages – there are more abstract skills and concepts involved, such as breaking down problems into smaller, more manageable parts, recognising patterns and so on.

Causal Reasoning: being able to identify the nature of relationships between concepts that are causally linked.

Systems Thinking: the ability to understand a phenomenon as a system of interrelated elements that are causally. In short, this is the ability to piece together various causally related elements to form a working system.

Self-regulated Learning: the ability to manage and make decisions about one’s own learning processes – setting goals, planning strategies, managing emotions and monitoring progress.

How does PILA develop and assess these competences?

Mapping of competences to applications

The PILA application icons appear in the box when that application develops and assesses that competence.

How does PILA develop and assess these competences?

Mapping of competences to applications

The PILA application icons appear in the box when that application develops and assesses that competence.

How does PILA develop and assess these competences?

Mapping of competences to applications

The PILA application icons appear in the box when that application develops and assesses that competence.

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