Skills and Competencies

Skills and Competencies

Students learn a lot of content, facts and techniques during their education here- but more importantly, they will learn how to think. This enhances their employability and cultivates the values of good citizenship.

Having a population of citizens who can think clearly and carefully about issues, assess evidence and impact, and communicate core values is essential to a free and democratic society.


  • Knowledge across a range of disciplines
  • Understanding the creation and uses of knowledge in multiple areas
  • Adaptability
  • Information literacy
  • Visual literacy
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Statistical literacy


  • Comparing how knowledge is created and used in various disciplines
  • Understanding complex issues from multiple viewpoints
  • Learning agility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teambuilding skills
  • Communications skills
  • Self-expression

Critical Thinking

  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Synthesis and integration of knowledge
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Evidence-based reasoning
  • Preparing and defending arguments
  • Formulating good questions
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Learning to learn
  • Learning agility

Civic Engagement

  • Understanding complex social issues from multiple viewpoints
  • Questioning mind, curiosity
  • Ability to work toward public good
  • Making informed and evidence-based decisions
  • Leadership skills
  • Using global perspectives
  • Engaging difference
  • Transcultural understanding