In contrast to your subject-specific competences, you share your general academic competences with a lot more people. Some of them you have in common with other students within your faculty, and some you share with all students that have studied at the university. As an international student, you might also have different competences from Danish students.
They are the methods you use when approaching a task. When you study the natural sciences you often approach a problem differently than someone from the humanities.
You develop your academic skills when you work with various academic challenges and tools. It is not about the product but the process of making it. How did you do what you did?
An example of general academic competences:
- Outlining, defining and analyzing academic problems by using relevant theories and methods
- Systematizing complex knowledge and data and selecting and prioritizing what is relevant to the subject or problem
- Critically assessing various theories and methods and use them
- Critical thinking regarding challenges and source critisism
- Communicating academic problems and solutions to different target groups
- Managing complex data and challenges
- Giving and receiving feedback and constructive criticism while collaborating with others
- Working independently in a disciplined, structured and focused manner, and keeping deadlines and formalities
You can read more about your general academic skills in your program curriculum.