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

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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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By Israa M S

Nov 24, 2018

It was a very useful and beneficial course.

By Mohamed S F

Oct 18, 2018

i was A great Course i have Learned a lot

By Ravikumar Y

Mar 12, 2018

Good course. Taught well at a decent pace.

By moshood o

Apr 8, 2016

Very lovely and knowledge impacting course

By Mr B

Aug 1, 2021

helpfull, but the exam is quite difficult

By Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves

By Holly A D

Nov 9, 2015


Overall, very useful introduction.


Jun 8, 2020

Professional lecture. I appreciate it!!

By Gustavo T

Sep 14, 2015

Great course! It has very good material

By Philippe R

Aug 3, 2016

Good introduction to problem solving.


Mar 6, 2021

Very good course, highly recommended


Jan 11, 2020

Very practical and effective course.

By Miguel A T

Jan 16, 2016

Muy buen curso, información muy útil

By Panayiotis K

Apr 19, 2021

Great course, simple and effective.


Aug 15, 2020

Very effective and efficient course

By Amrita S A

Dec 9, 2018

Good course that helps understand t

By Vishal G

Sep 19, 2020

Volume was very low in the videos.


Nov 29, 2020

This course was quite interesting

By Stephanie C A L

Nov 1, 2020

Very good info. Learned a lot!

By Ubirajara A T S

Mar 17, 2016

Very good course, interesting.

By Deepali C

Jan 5, 2016

Good learning and presentation

By Roman F

Jan 4, 2016

good, but too simple and basic

By Fabian W

Jul 15, 2020

no exercise, mediocre lecture


Oct 13, 2015

It was an interesting course.

By Craig E H

Sep 17, 2020

very informative, Thank you