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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making by University of California, Irvine

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809 reviews

About the Course

Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making. Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes. Gain confidence in assessing problems accurately, evaluating alternative solutions, and anticipating likely risks. Learn how to use analysis, synthesis, and positive inquiry to address individual and organizational problems and develop the critical thinking skills needed in today’s turbulent times. Using case studies and situations encountered by class members, explore successful models and proven methods that are readily transferable on-the-job. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Choose and apply appropriate problem solving and decision making processes and methods 2. Identify common obstacles to effective problem solving and decision making 3. Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making 4. Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges 5. Apply concepts to enhancing personal development and organizational performance 6. Explain the key elements of problem solving and decision making and the barriers associated with them...

Top reviews

Sep 5, 2020

A very informative and easy course. I loved studying it, the professor was very well versed and delivered the lectures in a way so that students find it easy to understand the text and context.

Feb 5, 2021

A concise and informative course. The course consolidates my fundamental knowledge about the different components and concepts of problem-solving and decision-making. I really learned a lot.

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Nov 23, 2020

Wonderful learning experience.

By Dana A

Sep 7, 2020

useful and precise information

By Mohamed R A

Jul 7, 2020

Chorus was better than amazing

By Nadija V

Feb 1, 2019

Very understandable and useful

By kanak v

Feb 23, 2016

Little more practical examples

By Ashwin N

Jul 12, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the course

By Paavni M

May 10, 2020

Very interesting and helpful!

By Md. N K

Sep 7, 2018

Indeed a wonderful course....

By Suraj S

Feb 19, 2016

I really enjoyed this course.

By Sandeep J

Aug 9, 2021

Excellent cores and training

By Iqbal U K

Jun 4, 2020

It gives ma a lot to refine!

By Micipsa L

Dec 27, 2018

Great job of the instructor.

By das p

Dec 14, 2018

outstanding training program

By Hoang T T T

Jul 5, 2018

Very good course! Thank you!

By Muhammad A B

Jun 24, 2016

The course is easy to follow

By Kabir S

Jun 4, 2021

very helpful for a beginner

By Mohamed R M

Mar 11, 2021

Very Informative and useful

By Mfonido F M

Jul 31, 2020

This is truly an eye opener


Jul 14, 2020

Excellent & Looking Forward


Jul 12, 2020

Interesting course content.

By fiona p

Jun 10, 2016

the course was very helpful

By Rijhi D

Jul 10, 2021

great information received

By Rehman W

Jun 17, 2020

It was a nice easy course.

By Kamalakannan S

Apr 18, 2020

Very insightful learning..


May 28, 2020