Critical Thinking for Social Work

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Learning Matters, 2008 - Education - 66 pages
"This fully-updated second edition takes a pragmatic look at a range of ideas associated with critical thinking, particularly those linked with learning and development. It is a practical resource to help you to critically reflect on your practice, with insight and tips on how to demonstrate your competence. Focusing in turn on learning, critical reflection, writing and critical practice, the book is full of activities and questions to help you develop your own ideas and perspectives. A new chapter takes account of the current emphasis on continued professional development and post-registration training and learning." "As a guide to writing assignments, the book provides support for all students studying for Post-qualifying Social Work Awards, especially those undertaking the Consolidation Phase or PQ Part 1. By covering a core aspect of practice, the book will also be valuable to students undertaking the social work degree."--BOOK JACKET.

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Keith holds professional qualifications in nursing, social work and teaching; and academic qualifications in nursing, social work and management. He has worked in the education and training field for over 30 years, working for three universities and three local authority social work departments. Currently he is the Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University and the Director of the Centre for Leadership Impact and Management at Bournemouth. In 2005 he was awarded the Linda Ammon Memorial Award, sponsored by the then Department for Education and Skills, a prize awarded to the individual making the greatest contribution to training and education in the UK. His main academic interest lies in the fusion of academia and professional practice to help improve professional thinking and practice.

Lynne specialises in professional educational development within post-qualifying (PQ) and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes at the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. Here she has helped design and develop a number of units for both health and social care markets. She facilitates learning about critical thinking, professional reasoning and judgement, evidencing professional learning, leading and enabling others, and service improvement methodology. Lynne's professional and research interests focus on the nature and development of professional reasoning and judgement, and her Professional Doctorate has helped create a unique set of assessment criteria for their development and evaluation within academic written work.

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