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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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May 30, 2020

The course was very much helpful in developing my skill and knowledge.

By Pooja M

Oct 3, 2021

Good, bt more examples are needed in the courses to be more effective

By Oluwatobi S

Dec 12, 2019

it requires a fundamental knowledge to understand the course content


May 26, 2020

Really a good course for planning and help in the management courses

By mahesh r

Apr 13, 2020

Course is very good, with great examples and very easy to understand

By Bassam D

Dec 14, 2015

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

By Mara R

Oct 5, 2015

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

By Mohd S

Jun 21, 2021

little bit more real-life problem solving example must be there

By Enrique D O

Mar 31, 2019

I highly recommend to have more real examples and bibliography

By Loh B H

Mar 5, 2019

it helps my work to make better decision and problem solving

By John A

Jul 4, 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 Sekar M ( O - B M

Nov 2, 2020

Very good session and learnt lot from this course as well.

By Dr R I

Sep 16, 2020

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

By Aryan S

Apr 9, 2020

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

By Wang B

Jun 6, 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 8, 2020

Quizzes are too short and there should be 3 attempts.

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