BASIC SKILLS

n. a back-to-the-basics approach to education wherein emphasis is given to reading, writing, and arithmetic. Proficiency in these skills leads to academicc achievement. Compare higher-order thinking skills.

BASIC SKILLS: "The 3R's (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the very foundation of early education."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASIC SKILLS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basic-skills/ (accessed November 18, 2019).
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