English translation: critical and analytical thinking
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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Management
German term or phrase:Auseinandersetzungsvermögen
Relates to the ability to deal with oneself (following self-awareness), others and situations, encompassing e.g. sich mit Sachfragen/anderen Menschen/dem Umfeld auseinandersetzen,
Explanation: My choice would be critical & analytical thinking, which is usually high priority on a manager's person specification (HR context).
Outline from http://www.studyadvice.hull.ac.uk/documents/Criticalthinking...
"Critical thinking goes hand in hand with analytical thinking. For Cottrell (1999:188) analytical thinking involves the following additional processes: • Standing back from the information given • Examining it in detail from many angles • Checking closely whether it is completely accurate • Checking whether a statement follows logically from what went before • Looking for possible flaws in the reasoning, the evidence, or the way that conclusions are drawn • Comparing the same issue from the point of view of other theorists or writers • Being able to see and explain why different people arrived at different conclusions • Being able to argue why one set of opinions, results or conclusions is preferable to another • Being on guard for literary or statistical devices that encourage the reader to take questionable statements at face value • Checking for hidden assumption"