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Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work
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Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work



208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This highly practical guidebook will help you develop the critical and analytical skills essential to your successful social work education and evidence-informed, reflective practice.

Key features include:
- Theoretical break down and simplification of key theories
– How to avoid common pitfalls
- Activities to help you cement your learning
- Case studies applicable in practice.

This will support you right from the very beginning of your programme through to the end of your final placement and into practice. 




 
Introduction
 
Part I: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Analysis
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical thinking
 
Chapter 2: Introduction to Critical Knowledge
 
Part II: An Introduction to Critical Reading and Writing
 
Chapter 3: Critical Reading
 
Chapter 4: Critical Writing
 
Part III: Critical Thinking and Analysis in Practice
 
Chapter 5: Critical Reflection
 
Chapter 6: Professional Judgement and Decision Making
 
Chapter 7: Critical Analysis and Working with Risks and Strengths
 
Chapter 8: Reflexivity and Use of Self
 
Chapter 9: Analytical Assessments and Report Writing
 
Conclusion

This book is a very valuable and rich resource to enable social work students in training to develop effective critical thinking skills and habits. It has excellent content and practice relevant exercises with which to encourage students to develop their critical thinking further both in their academic studies and professional practice.

Jasper Shotts
Dean of Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching, University of Lincoln

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