About Skill Up

Skill Up answers the urgent priority established by Europe 2020 policies of promoting graduates’ employability by means of strengthen ties between higher education and VET curricula and the labour world through authentic learning scenarios and career counselling and guidance. The project sets the stage for scaling up innovative learning approaches, ICT-based methodologies, greater inter-sector cooperation, and the European-wide transfer of a replicable process that responds to real world work demands.

What do we understand for employability skills?

In the context of this project, we take a competence-centred approach to the concept of “employability skills” understood as a combination of personal qualities and beliefs, knowledge, skilful practices and the ability to reflect critically and productively on experience, and that need to be frequently renewed during a person’s working life (Yorker, 2006).

What do we understand for authentic learning scenarios?

In our approach we expand the understanding of authentic learning as an attribute of learning tasks and environments that reflect the way the knowledge will be used in real life and assume authentic learning as “a quality of educational processes that engage students in becoming more fully human” (Scanlon, 2011).


This project is coordinated by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Erasmus + Programme under No 2016-1-ES01-KA203-025432 grant agreement.
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