Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Generic competences frame

1. Entrepreneurship: Is understood as a distinguishing feature of people who positively try to change their direct environment and the society where they live, engaging aspects as important as the construction of an active identity connected with their surroundings, perseverance, and leadership, together with decision making and risk taking all of which lead to the exercise of this transforming action.


2. Autonomy: Is expressed as the capacity to make decisions and take courses of action on one’s own initiative, in accordance with personal norms and preferences. It emphasizes the active role of the individual in adapting successfully to environmental conditions. It includes autonomy in learning, of special relevance in the university environment, as it leads to the capacity for self-regulated and self-directed learning.


3. Collaborative work: To recognize the importance of the joint creation (where most transformative actions are rarely taken individually). These competences allow the team work and involve aspects such as Personal management, adaptability, planning and inter and interpersonal skills.


4. Communicative skills: Are understood as the ability to create meaning and sense for readers from different sources, covering not also productive skills such as writing, as tool of knowledge and inner knowledge, but also verbal and no verbal communication focused on large audiences.


5.  The Entrepreneurship, the autonomy, the co-work and the communicative skills require of mental abilities fostered by the critical thinking which allows interaction between cognitive skills and emotional factors. All the previously explained link to the systematic developing of certain mental abilities, for example: analyzing, inferring, deduction, interpretation, explanation, evaluation, induction, etc.


6. Personal and professional development is influenced by the creative thinking (which allow us to cross conceptual barriers enlightening thoughts). This involves from enhancing attention and curiosity to the changes that form new elements combinations and ideas to face specific needs.


7. Finally, the ethical judgment shapes every action mentioned earlier (communication, transformation, and the entrepreneurship spirit) and we can define it as the ability to identify problems, make ethical distinctions with the purpose of making judgment about what is good, correct or virtuous.

Redes Sociales