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Evaluating Problems   

illustration of connected neural systemsABOUT THIS COURSE

The second course of the specialization EVALUATING PROBLEMS will show you how humans think and how to utilize different disciplinary approaches to tackle problems more effectively. It advances your knowledge of your own field by teaching you to look at it in new ways.

EVALUATING PROBLEMS is constructed in the following way: Week I. “Thinking about Thinking” – How problem solving evolved in nature, how the mechanics of our brains work, and the psychological biases that can emerge when we think. Week II. “Philosophy, Science, and Problem Solving” – How humans have historically approached problem solving, from ancient times to the present. Week III. “Approaching Problems in the Natural Sciences” – How people in the natural sciences deconstruct problems. Week IV. “Statistics and Problem Solving” – How statistics can be used to evaluate problems and think critically. Week V. “Approaching Problems in the Humanities” – How people in the social sciences and humanities deconstruct problems. Week VI. “Evaluating the Anthropocene” – How to evaluate the problems of the Anthropocene.

Difficulty Level: BEGINNER

Estimated Learning Time:  16 hours



Leadership and Management

Problem Solving

Research and Design

Business Psychology

Business Analysis

Critical Thinking


Decision Making


Organizational Development

Strategy and Operations


Course Instructor PhotoA/Professor Iain Hay
Director, Professional Learning and Engagement
Macquarie School of Education

  • Evaluating Problems
  • Fee: $59.00

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