Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement for Social Work
- Lynne Rutter - Bournemouth University, UK
- Keith Brown - Bournemouth University, UK
Critical thinking can appear formal and academic, far removed from everyday life where decisions have to be taken quickly in less than ideal conditions. It is, however, a vital part of social work, and indeed any healthcare and leadership practice.
Taking a pragmatic look at the range of ideas associated with critical thinking, this Fifth Edition continues to focus on learning and development for practice. The authors discuss the importance of sound, moral judgement based on critical thinking and practical reasoning, and its application to different workplace situations; critical reflection, and its importance to academic work and practice; and the connection between critical thinking ideas and professionalism.
Good overview on foundational issues in social work eduction. Easy to read thus appropriate for ESL students. Chapter on critical style proved valuable as a guideline to literature reviews.
This book is written in such a way that it appears the authors are actually speaking to the students and in fact uses 'we' which is as if it is a collegial journey to learning. The content is relevent and is well informed, analytical in enough detail without being too intimidating for non-academic students.
This concise and clearly-written volume is useful across a range of early-career post-qualifying modules.
Very helpful introduction to some introductory reflective learning concepts.
Helpful addition to the students reading list for their unit of study
a concise, revised and accessible text for any NQSW practitioner re their evolving professional practice and beyond in terms of their continual professional development. Revisits key essential themes within a fresh context especially liked Chapters 3 and 4. A useful reference text for any Practice Educator, SW educator and ASYE assessor.