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Beginner Level

At least 1-2 years of experience.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Apply critical thinking skills to complex problems.

  • Apply a model for solving problems and pose questions to further understanding of specific problems.

Skills you will gain

Critical ThinkingDecision-MakingProblem SolvingBrainstorming
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Beginner Level

At least 1-2 years of experience.

Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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University of California, Davis

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Getting Started and Introduction to Problem Solving

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Why So Many Problems?6m
Kinetic Memorization3m
Identify the Problem6m
Reframe6m
2 readings
A Note From UC Davis10m
Recommended Readings1h
2 practice exercises
Identifying Problems Quiz15m
Problem Solving Steps Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Brainstorming and Analyzing Options

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Individual vs. Group Brainstorming4m
Brainstorming Guidelines4m
Choose 33m
Advantages and Disadvantages5m
2 readings
Brainstorm Using Jamboard10m
Recommended Readings1h 30m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Recommending and Engaging Feedback

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Prepare and Recommend Example2m
Applying Your Recommendation3m
Be and Avoid5m
Engage Feedback3m
Course Summary and Wrap-up3m
1 reading
Recommended Readings1h
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m

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