contextual thinking

contextual thinking,

n a method of diagnosis in which the practitioner evaluates a patient's symptoms as an individual segment in a complex continuum rather than an effect of a specific cause or influence.
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Contextual thinking leverages the skilled judgment of the joint strategic leader by analyzing an environmental fact or situation as an individual part of a complex continuum rather than the outcome of a specific cause or influence.
Contextual thinking frames a point of common understanding for all stakeholders and participants.
The NAB curriculum stresses this complex of relational and contextual thinking within which art is produced and understood.