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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 Harbir S B

Oct 7, 2018

Very relevant and precise

By Jolanta G

Dec 25, 2016

Thank you for the course.

By Dheerendra S N

Aug 11, 2016

It was good to understand

By Cynthia D S

Sep 12, 2015

Very good and very clear.

By alnahyan

Dec 10, 2015

Good and usefull course.

By Shamin B

Nov 17, 2015

Simple and very helpful.

By Dan R

Mar 3, 2021

Good refresher material

By Hassan F A

Jul 22, 2020

It is excellent course.

By Farseena.M

Jun 25, 2020

Very useful course also

By Mubarak S

Aug 22, 2017

Very Good & wonderful .


Mar 13, 2017

best of the best course

By Dorm B

Oct 3, 2020

Rob, you are the best.

By Nikolaos K

Oct 26, 2020

Extremely Interesting

By Tareq N A N A G

Sep 21, 2020

Thanks for the course

By Shreya S

May 17, 2020

Coursera we love you.

By Ted S

Jan 18, 2020

Very manageable pace.


Sep 29, 2019

that course was great

By Josué D R R

Sep 18, 2016

is a excellent course

By Hiep H

Jan 25, 2016

Very helpful. Thanks.

By Manoj K

Oct 31, 2020

Very good and useful

By Muhammad K S

Aug 22, 2020

Simple but effective


Jul 17, 2019

Brief and effective.

By Giuliana N J A

Jul 17, 2017

Excellent Professor!

By Łukasz C

Aug 21, 2016

Nice and... short ;]

By José G F

Jan 31, 2016

It´s a great course!