The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1. Students have mastered the fundamental concepts, methods and theories in the field of language and culture, business and national life, history, literature and art.
1.2. Students have acquired a knowledge and understanding of Swedish.
1.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly work or within the profession.
2. Type of knowledge
2.1. Students have acquired the language and are familiar with the studies on it.
2.2. Students have acquired an extensive knowledge of a particular period in the culture and literary history of Sweden.
2.3. Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised areas within the field (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of knowledge covers the most recent findings in the field.
3. Practical skills
3.1. Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and fluently (without needing to search for words or expressions) and differentiate subtleties of meaning.
3.2. Students can read and understand all ordinary types of texts, including a complete literary work, in Swedish.
3.3. Students are able to use the language in a social, academic and professional setting.
3.4. Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts about various subjects.
3.5. Students have demonstrated their command of vocabulary and techniques in producing well-ordered, coherent and straightforward texts.
4. Theoretical skills
4.1. Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.
4.2. Students possess the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field.
4.3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or within their profession.
5. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy
5.1. Students are able to understand without difficulty that which they hear or read.
5.2. Students are able to interpret and present conclusions in their area of study.
5.3. Students are able to use modern technology and software for data processing, knowledge gathering and procurement of information.
5.4. Students are acquainted with and able to use the principal Swedish search engines, data banks, Internet media and information sites.
6. General learning skills
6.1. Students have developed the necessary learning skills and independent working methods to be able to undertake further studies.
6.2. Students have developed independence; broadmindedness and original thinking and can use these skills in their studies and/or work.
6.3. Students have demonstrated capability in writing scholarly works in Swedish.