Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Develop your problem solving skills and learn how to make decisions based on evidence. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this short course

Problem-solving involves processing and analysing information to make decisions that are based on evidence. It requires you to draw on your critical thinking skills, to analyse reliable material from a variety of perspectives, and inform actions. Effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills are extremely useful in our personal lives and are valued and sought out by employers.

On completion of this course, you will be able to apply different problem-solving and critical thinking techniques to analyse information, generate and test ideas, and make informed decisions.

Who should do this course?

The course is designed for people interested in developing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills to make informed decisions based on evidence.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of quality learning. On completion you will be able to:

Describe and follow the steps in the problem-solving process.

Apply different problem-solving and critical thinking tools and techniques to propose solutions.

Analyse information from a range of perspectives and sources to inform decision-making.

Meet your instructor

Dr Cherie Hawkins

Dr Cherie Hawkins' main area of expertise is in career development and life aspirations, and she is passionate about programs, projects and activities that enable individuals to build their skills and knowledge through experiential learning.

This course has been developed by a team of highly experienced educators, industry experts and skilled professional practitioners including Dr Cherie Hawkins, Dr Ana Lobo, Jennifer Kemp-Smith, Dr Amanda Harper, Associate Professor Andrea Carr, and Netty Gibson. It has been informed by community and industry consultation and draws on contemporary principles and practices.