Definition: Has the ability to conduct systematic analyses of issues, ideas and events before drawing conclusions or forming opinions relevant to a specific situation.

Personal perspective

  • Makes informed and rational decisions while considering their potential impacts.
  • Thinks and acts attentively and empathetically towards others.

Academic perspective

  • Identifies the strengths, weaknesses and biases of information and is able to assess their relevance.
  • Challenges the status quo and analyzes the facts to better understand the contexts in which data are generated.
  • Reflects and builds structured arguments that summarize their reasoning process.

Employability perspective

  • Is methodical and systematic in establishing relevant criteria for analyzing a situation, making decisions and implementing a solution.