The skills assessment aims to investigate educational, scholastic and professional abilities and competences of university students, taking into consideration the capability/possibility of a subject to use, to exchange and "put in place" his own resources.
The skills examined are described in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning proposed by the European Parlament in September 2006.
In addition to skills indicated in EQF, the Life Skills, established by the WHO, and the skills described in OECD DeSeCo (Definition and Seclection of Competence) project, are considered. They are identified as Key Competences.
The assessment does not only analyzed cognitive and technical characteristics of skill, but also motivational and values ones.
According to the described framework the skills are gathered into four areas: a) Cognitive skills area; b) Functional (ability or know-how) skills area; c) Personal skills area; d) Ethical skills area.
To help/to support/to orient students to be more aware of their resources, to support them in a work aimed to the construction/reconstruction of skills and meta-skills.
To carry out a "recognition/mapping" of skills (life skills, core competence, etc.) considered as resources for the subject according to the elaboration of a learning support and university inclusion plan.