Critical Learning for Social Work Students
- Sue Jones - Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
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.
Good additional reading for students on the new step up to social work programme next January
In my view this is a thoroughly useful text to support students in their journey to becoming critical practitioners. Lots of practical examples are provided that enable students to explore and develop skills in critical, analytical and evaluative thinking. The chapters include guidance for applying these skills within the social work context and how to employ them when reading and writing. I believe this will be especially invaluable for students who are struggling to produce written assignments of degree standard.
Useful for students to develop critical analysis both in practice and in education
Some very well made points for student readers.
Essential reading with maps on to the PCFs.
This text is better than I expected for a book with "critical" in the title! It contains prompts and guides that are helpful in structuring reflective practice in reading, writing and reasoning processes. With the usual excellent Learning Matters presentation of course!
This text is a really helpful addition to the toolkit that enables undergraduate students to develop analysis and critical thinking throughout their degree and on into practice. It has a readable style and has useful case examples.
Now more than ever students are expected to take on board the required aspects of critical learning alongside reflective practice. This text is essential reading for students entering the social work programmes.
A strutured approach to developing critical approaches to social work, writing and CPD.