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Learning Competencies

PMU expects all its graduates to demonstrate competency in eight areas. Communication is at the heart of EFL courses.  Exposure to critical thinking and problem solving in English are a regular part of higher-order thinking skills activities in our classrooms.  Whether working online, on their laptops, creating multi-media presentations, or learning new Microsoft Office applications in Theories and Applications of Learning, students are improving their technical competencies every day.  Inculcation of good study and work habits contributes to their future professionalism.  Classroom activities and Enhanced Learning projects give opportunities to develop leadership and teamwork skills.  Our Pathways English textbooks focus on global topics with relevance to the lives of people everywhere.  Positive stories of people who have found good solutions to problems expand students’ general knowledge of the world they live in.  Daily contact with foreign instructors and chances to participate in online activities with students in other countries as well as study in the USA for a semester with the Study Abroad Program further extend students’ knowledge of the world.  Conflict resolution, on the rare occasions necessary, is taught through the university’s policies that teach students to discuss any problems that they have with classmates and instructors and to seek to solve the conflict in responsible, respectful, and mutually beneficial ways.

PMU Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Technical Competence
  • Professional Competence
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Global Connectivity
  • Conflict Resolution