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Critical Learning for Social Work Students

Critical Learning for Social Work Students

Second Edition
  • Sue Jones - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

January 2017 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
Social work agencies want newly-qualified workers who can practice as highly motivated and self-flourishing professionals. To get to this stage, social work degree students need to be critical, analytical and evaluative in their thinking, reading and writing. And while lecturers may highlight this need when marking assignments, there is limited space to explore these topics within an already tight social work curriculum. This revised second edition helps to tackle this problem and goes to the heart of these essential skills.

By using practical examples and interactive features Critical Learning for Social Work Students will help guide you through your degree and on to becoming a fully-developed and critical practitioner. It covers key areas of critical thinking such as developing a clear and logical argument as well as the application of self-evaluation and understanding the 'professional self'. For this edition there is a new chapter on developing emotional intelligence.

Introduction to Second Edition
Developing Critical Questions
Developing Critical Reading
Developing Critical Writing
Developing Critical Reasoning
Developing a Critical Approach Using Multiple Intelligences
Developing as a Critical Practitioner
Critical Learning Log
Appendix 1: Professional Capabilities Framework
Appendix 2: Subject Benchmark for Social Work

Here it is easy to find many good examples to discuss in class. Really nice book

Mrs Mia Forss
Social Care, Arcada Biblioteket
March 10, 2015

A useful 'starter' text

Mrs Kerry Fidler
Social Work Department, University of Leicester
February 16, 2015

A book that ensures people examine their work and practice daily.

Ms Jean Riding
Health , Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
August 28, 2014

This is an excellent book for students at all levels. It takes students through the process of developing as critical learners in an engaging and practical way. It enables readers to really develop their skills as critical thinkers and is an essential handbook for all social work students who ultimately will be critical practitioners too.

Dr Jane Dalrymple
Social Work Glenside, University of The West of England
August 12, 2014

Highly readable with useful practical guidance for students.

Ms Linda Martin
Management , Coventry University
February 22, 2014

It's a very useful tool for social work students to begin their learning journey.

Marie Price
Department of Social Work, Chichester University
February 18, 2014

Useful for general reading for all aspects of the social care course

Mrs Pamela Grieve
Health and Caring Services, Leeds City College
December 12, 2013

Very clear and practical; great for first and second placements, both MA and BA in Social Work

Ms Fleur Duke
Social Work , Hull University
October 30, 2013

this book is a good guide on how to become a critical learner. it is accessible, easy to read and comprehensive.

Miss Catherine Schumann
Applied Social Sceinces Department, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
October 2, 2013

A useful text which would be of use in placement or academic contexts. Up to date with inclusion of PCF

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
September 18, 2013

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