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Experiential Learning Competencies

Student Learning and Development Areas - Knowledge, Skills, Attributes, Behaviors, and Values



Experiential Learning Competencies


As Loyola University Chicago students engage in service-learning courses, academic internship courses, undergraduate research experiences, and as they construct learning portfolios critically reflecting on their experiences, they develop and deepen their learning. In fact, they develop skills and knowledge, becoming more competent in a variety of areas.


A competency is often defined as the mastery of learning by students through their demonstration of knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, and behaviors. Based upon a number of resources, such as the historical tradition of Jesuit Education, principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and competencies developed by a variety of professional organizations, the following experiential learning competencies were articulated for Loyola students as they demonstrate their learning.


Experiential Learning Competencies



Social Engagement

Values-based Leadership

Dialogue in Community


Global Awareness




Project Management

Critical Reflection

Author: Patrick Green
Last modified: 12/20/2019 12:05 PM (EDT)