Skip to main content
Lifelong-Learner Competencies

Lifelong-Learner Competencies

See also: Seven Pathways to Lifelong-Learner Competencies

Lifelong learning places emphasis on results. To develop the skills and habits associated with lifelong learning, students must: learn beyond the simple recall of facts; understand the connections to and implications of what they learn; retain what they learn; and be able to apply what they learn in new contexts.

Plan and conduct research
Gather, organize and analyze data; evaluate processes and products; and draw conclusions
Think analytically, critically, and creatively to pursue new ideas, acquire new knowledge, and make decisions
Understand and apply principles of logic and reasoning; develop, evaluate, and defend arguments
Seek, recognize, and understand systems, patterns, themes, and interactions
Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve new and increasingly complex problems
Acquire and use precise language to clearly communicate ideas, knowledge, and processes
Explore and express ideas and opinions, using multiple media, the arts, and technology
Demonstrate ethical behavior and respect for diversity through daily actions and decision making
Participate fully in civic life, and act on democratic ideals within the context of community and global interdependence
Understand and follow a physically active lifestyle that promotes good health and wellness
Apply habits of mind and metacognitive strategies to plan, monitor, and evaluate one's own work

Get Acrobat PDF Reader You may need the free Acrobat Reader to access information presented in PDF format.