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Philosophy: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


Skills and Abilities1

  • Communicating in logical manner; talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Inferring from a general principle

Knowledge

  • Clarifying the nature of interactions between individuals and society.
  • Understanding the nature of one’s own beliefs.
  • Theories and principles about different philosophic and religious holdings.
  • Relationships between the individual and the state.
  • Understanding of one’s self and one’s surroundings.


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

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