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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...

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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 Shereena A N

Nov 16, 2021

excellent material

By Erwin L

Nov 24, 2020

The topic is good

By Aula

May 28, 2020

Thank you so much

By Oussama B S

Dec 10, 2015

interested course

By jayakumar G

Aug 11, 2020

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By Sateswar S

Jul 7, 2021

This is helpful


Mar 9, 2021

great knowledge

By Ashwini R M

Jun 2, 2020

Good Experience

By Rahul D

Jan 30, 2020

A useful course

By Kun R A

Sep 20, 2020

Easy to follow

By Denny A

Sep 21, 2020

great courses

By Jasper

Dec 17, 2020

Very Helpful

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Oct 31, 2020


By Htet P S

Oct 24, 2020

Good Course!

By Warda M

Jul 20, 2019

It's a great

By Francisco P

Jul 1, 2018

Great course

By Bhushan N D

Jul 26, 2020

Good course


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By Amit K B

Nov 2, 2015

Good course

By Rahul D

Apr 16, 2022

I liked it

By Amol G T

Oct 1, 2020

Nice Exp.

By Mohammed M S

Feb 14, 2020

Very good

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