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

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374 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...

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Dec 30, 2019

It is a very nice course for me, it not only teach me some solutions of problem solving & decision-making, but also help me to clear cleared my minds in dealing with problem.


Aug 03, 2018

A wonderful Informative and effective course for those who want to learn or improve to take effective decision making and learn quick problem solving techniques

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By Bassam D

Dec 14, 2015

Good course but it is missing detailed explanations for some topics.

By Mara R

Oct 06, 2015

This was a very good course. The practical examples were useful.

By Enrique D O

Mar 31, 2019

I highly recommend to have more real examples and bibliography

By Loh B H

Mar 05, 2019

it helps my work to make better decision and problem solving

By John A

Jul 04, 2018

Very focused on managing organizations. Excellent resources.

By Prasad D

Nov 21, 2016

Good course for working professionals especially Engineers.

By Muhammad S

Oct 12, 2016

Excellent course teaches how to deal in pressure situation.

By Wang B

Jun 06, 2016

Very good course. You can get a common sensen how to make

By Octavian C

Oct 16, 2015

Nice introduction to problem solving and decision making.

By Pravin T

Jan 03, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful knowledge base session.

By aman g

Nov 02, 2015

Inroduced useful tools to deal with decision making

By Truong N Q

Sep 07, 2015

Thanks for practical knowledge from this course


Sep 01, 2015

very practical and useful!

clear pronunciation.

By Bijaya D

Dec 13, 2017

Easy to understand for a beginner. Thank you

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 08, 2016

Very lovely and knowledge impacting course

By Ganesh S

Jan 24, 2020

Good Course to Grow and Enrich Ourselves

By Holly A D

Nov 09, 2015


Overall, very useful introduction.

By Gustavo T

Sep 14, 2015

Great course! It has very good material

By Philippe R

Aug 03, 2016

Good introduction to problem solving.


Jan 11, 2020

Very practical and effective course.

By Miguel A T

Jan 16, 2016

Muy buen curso, información muy útil

By Amrita S A

Dec 09, 2018

Good course that helps understand t