This fully-revised new edition looks at how students can make the most from their time studying on the social work degree. Focusing on each of the three years of study, the author skilfully unpicks the critical thinking, reflection and study skills essential for the completion of the degree. There are sections on autonomous learning, writing academically, communication skills and developing critical analysis and argument. This second edition has more information on how students learn, what makes for excellence in social work research, and how students can successfully integrate their skills with their practice.
PART ONE: PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS OF THEORETICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS
A Changing Working Environment:
Contemporary Systems Methods and Models
PART TWO: DILEMMAS AND CHALLENGES IN APPLYING SYSTEMS THEORY IN PRACTICE
Prevention and Early Intervention
Children and Young People at Risk
Using Systems Theory in Assessment
PART THREE: CREATING THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Collaborative Systems or Combative Systems?
Social Inclusion and Cultural Relevance:
Towards integrated appraisal and evaluation