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English translation: work sciences including ergonomics

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09:51 Oct 19, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Arbeitswissenschaften
In the context of the project mentioned in my last inquiry, I was wondering if anybody had a good translation for:

Arbeitswissenschaften

which appears as a subject on a student's Fachschulabschluss.

Duden defines "Arbeitswissenschaft" as "Wissenschaft von der menschlichen Arbeit, ihrem ökonomischen Einsatz, ihren medizinischen, psychologischen, gesellschaftlichen u. wirtschaftlichen Problemen." Routledge offers "'ergonomics," but that doesn't quite cut it for me.
Cami Townsend
English translation:work sciences including ergonomics
Explanation:
>>work sciences (wird in Deutschland umfassender verstanden als die Ergonomie; Betrachtungsweise ist technisch-ökonomiosch, technisch-physiologisch und technisch-psychologisch. Es gibt noch kein einheitliches begriffssystem ... ; relates to the structure and function,s, measurement, evaluation and design of human-work systems<<

Schäfer, Wirtschaftswörterbuch ISBN 3 8006 18532
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Tom Funke
Local time: 22:00
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Thanks, Tom. By the way, the museum you described sounds fascinating.
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Summary of answers provided
naDeutsches Museum
Tom Funke
naIndustrial work practicesRolf Bueskens
nawork sciences including ergonomics
Tom Funke
nalabour sciences
Mats Wiman
naLabour Sciences
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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18 mins
Labour Sciences


Explanation:
is the term you're looking for.
Ergonomics is incorrect.

Ref.: I used to teach both 'labour sciences' & 'ergonomics' at the University of Ghent...


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 04:00
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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22 mins
labour sciences


Explanation:
I cannot think of or find anything better


    MMI
Mats Wiman
Sweden
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36 mins
work sciences including ergonomics


Explanation:
>>work sciences (wird in Deutschland umfassender verstanden als die Ergonomie; Betrachtungsweise ist technisch-ökonomiosch, technisch-physiologisch und technisch-psychologisch. Es gibt noch kein einheitliches begriffssystem ... ; relates to the structure and function,s, measurement, evaluation and design of human-work systems<<

Schäfer, Wirtschaftswörterbuch ISBN 3 8006 18532


    see above
Tom Funke
Local time: 22:00
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
Grading comment
Thanks, Tom. By the way, the museum you described sounds fascinating.

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4 hrs
Industrial work practices


Explanation:
This is one of those German compounds with not equivalent in English.
The above is mys attempt.


    general knowledge
Rolf Bueskens
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16 hrs
Deutsches Museum


Explanation:
My sort-of uncle (Rudi Sachtleben) was one of the museum's directors in the 1930s. I also remember his sons sneaking me in after hours and letting me take a look at their hand through a live x-ray fluoroscope. Not a good idea! But that was about 1938, when I was nine.

The Deutsches Museum in Munich is/was perhaps the greatest technology museum in the world. I can only compare it to the museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, which sports (among other marvels) the only German U-boat ever taken "alive" during WW2, complete with actual footage of the capture
-- gunfire and all!
HAGW (have a great weekend, in this weird vernacular; I just made it up :) ).

Tom




Tom Funke
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Native speaker of: English
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