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LifeComp conceptual reference model

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

Pursuit 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

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LifeComp: The European Framework for Personal, Social and Learning to Learn Key Competence