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

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619 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 06, 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.


Jun 25, 2020

The Training course was very attractive and valuable for implementation of the knowledge gain for solving of different problem faced in official works as well as personal responsibilities.

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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 Dr R I

Sep 16, 2020

Good and Interesting....I learned new things through this!

By Aryan S

Apr 09, 2020

The instructor isn't very friendly. Overall a good course.

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 Antonio C

Jun 08, 2020

Quizzes are too short and there should be 3 attempts.

By Inderpreet K

Apr 28, 2020

The presentation and examples could have been better

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 Kishor B S

Apr 29, 2020

Very Well Course for carrier Thanks Coursera Team

By Truong N Q

Sep 07, 2015

Thanks for practical knowledge from this course


Sep 01, 2015

very practical and useful!

clear pronunciation.

By G. R

Sep 09, 2020

had a very good clarity about decision making

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.


Jun 08, 2020

Professional lecture. I appreciate it!!

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.