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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 Dimash J

Nov 11, 2020

A little hard to pass the tests. But, it does worth!

By Inderpreet K

Apr 28, 2020

The presentation and examples could have been better

By Pravin T

Jan 3, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful knowledge base session.

By aman g

Nov 2, 2015

Inroduced useful tools to deal with decision making

By Kishor B S

Apr 29, 2020

Very Well Course for carrier Thanks Coursera Team

By Truong N Q

Sep 6, 2015

Thanks for practical knowledge from this course


Sep 1, 2015

very practical and useful!

clear pronunciation.

By Yasser C

Sep 28, 2020

Very simple nice course i really did enjoy it

By G. R

Sep 9, 2020

had a very good clarity about decision making

By Bijaya D

Dec 13, 2017

Easy to understand for a beginner. Thank you

By Que A

Mar 12, 2022

Easy to understand. But needs more practice

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 Phạm C C

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 Mohammad A M D

Jun 15, 2022

Easy to understand and informative.