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.
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University of California, Irvine
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EFFECTIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING
It's a great course with important and nicely presented information. It could be even better if University Of California, Irvine would make it more informative and longer than it is right now.
This course has introduced me to different and useful methods of solving problems that I am excited to try applying on different issues. Thank you for providing it.
I really enjoyed this course. Its simple and easy to learn. Highly recommend this course to everyone who wants to improve their decision making and problem solving skills.
It was exhausting course, but Pareto Chart, Cause and Effect Diagram, finally Histograms topic learned to me the part I has been waiting many time ago for.
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