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There are four areas in which people exercise skill, viz,


Other Frameworks

eg, Gardner

  • Skills
  • Linguistic
  • Logical-Mathematical
  • Spatial
  • Body-Kinaesthetic
  • Musical
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • Naturalistic


or, De Bono's Lateral Thinking




or Bloom's Taxonomy



All of the above are useful. However skills do not exist in isolation. Skills are only meaningful in context and are better understood as capabilities - the capacity to act in a particular situation. Attempts to develop generic skills such as literacy and numeracy are frequently overly optimistic. They require supporting elements such as


Thinking and learning it is more useful as generic skills than literacy and numeracy.