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

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663 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 Saqib A

Sep 15, 2015

Effective course for effective problem solving.

By Taleb A

Jul 18, 2020

Fundamental Knowledge in short words.

Thank you

By Priyanka T

May 14, 2020

Execellent course material..easy to understand


Apr 20, 2018

Good and effective to understand whole process

By Wajid A

Oct 04, 2020

i leraned a lot of knowledge from this course

By Lorena P

Sep 23, 2020

Excellent Course. Thanks for this opportunity

By Panagiota N

Jun 21, 2019

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

By Meena D

Jan 23, 2020

This course i very helpful in our daily work

By Osuobeni P C

Dec 30, 2017

Very rich content and excellent presentation

By Mustafa Z H

Aug 16, 2015

Excellent subject with excellent instructor.

By Nguyen T H

May 28, 2020

Easy to learn. Thanks Rob and Team so much.

By César F S R

Sep 30, 2016

Un excelente curso, totalmente recomendado.

By Ihor B

Sep 13, 2015

It's a great course! Thanks a lot for that!


May 21, 2020

Super Course!!!!

Thank You So Much Coursera

By Prawira H S

Oct 01, 2019

We can learn option how to decision making

By Bruno B

Apr 12, 2016

Simple and direct. Just the way it should.


Jul 27, 2020

loved it.Enhanced my skills to negotiate.

By Ammar A

Jun 07, 2020

Very informative and thought provoking...

By Ilian K C

Jun 08, 2016

Muy buen, muy bien explicado con ejemplos

By Asiyil A

Apr 20, 2020

I really enjoyed it. thanks to Dr. stone

By Nouran A I M

Apr 15, 2020

very usefull information in simple way .

By lupontor83

Feb 17, 2020

I really enjoyed, it has been excellent!

By Trinh T H

Aug 21, 2019

Great! I learnt a lots from this course.

By Prasanna M

Aug 19, 2017

Enjoyed each day though failed few times

By R. A T

Aug 11, 2015

a real pleasure, thanks for posting this