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History of Ideas: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Skills and Abilities1

  • Explaining Ideas
  • Interpreting events and ideas
  • Writing and presenting information
  • Examining evidence
  • Analyzing ideas and information
  • Developing a world view
  • Explaining the present by referring to the past
  • Decision making
  • Seeing relationships between factors


  • Context and source of issues and values
  • Historic transformation of ideas and institutions across several disciplines

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

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