Life Compentencies

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Examples of Life Competency

Ways of Thinking

Problem Solving via the Design Learning Process:

  • Creativity

  • Critical and Innovative Thinking

  • Informed Decision Making

  • Mindful Risk-Taking

  • Entrepreneurism

Tools for Working

Strategies and Tools:

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Information Literacy

  • Conceptual Representations

Ways of Working


  • Close Reading

  • Frequent Writing and Research

  • Communication (including Listening)

  • Collaboration, and Relationship Building

Habits for Living in the World

Mindsets Dispositions:

  • Citizenship

  • Local and Global Awareness

  • Empathy

  • Adaptability

  • Personal/social responsibility

  • Perseverance and Resilience

  • Integrity

  • Curiosity

Adapted from: Griffin, Patrick, and Esther Care. Developing Learners' Collaborative Problem Solving Skills.
Assessment Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Nov. 2014. Web. 12 Apr. 2016.