Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking considers how most successful professionals of the 21st century will be able to assess an environment, analyze a situation, design alternative solutions, and assist organizations in creatively overcoming challenges and reaching strategic goals.
This course focuses on the development of reasoning and problem solving skills by using the scientific method to analyze case studies and controversial topics. Learners consider cultural differences in reasoning, inductive and deductive logic, and how to use positive inquiry and synthesis to solve individual and organizational problems. Emphasis is placed on successful models and proven methods that are transferable within the work environment.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
What will I learn?
Explain the central elements of problem solving and decision making
Develop a strategic approach to individual growth and development and organizational performance
Identify the human factors that impact the results in problem solving and decision making processes
Apply problem solving and decision making processes and methods to real-world situations
Explain the essential components of problem solving and decision making and the obstacles associated with them
Analyze how cultural differences in beliefs can impact higher-order reasoning processes and social norms
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat , email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
Whilst you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the free Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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