• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Social Work students need to be critical, analytical and evaluative in their thinking, reading and writing when undertaking the challenge of a degree course. And while lecturers may highlight this need when marking assignments, there is limited space to explore these topics within an already tight social work curriculum. This revised second edition will help students develop these essential skills by linking activities and reflection points to practice and social work theory. There are full links to the Professional Capabilities Framework throughout and this revised edition features a new chapter on developing emotional intelligence. This new chapter makes the book particularly useful for students about to go on placement.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the second edition

Welcome to the second edition of Critical Learning for Social Work Students. During the past four years the publishers have received many useful reviews of the first edition from lecturers and practice educators; and as the author I have received much useful feedback from students. In the main these reviews indicated that the contents were very positively received. Some readers dipped into the book, using the exercises, while others asked their students to complete the log. Many commented on the usefulness of Chapters 2 and 3 where students needed to improve their study skills, while others focused on Chapters 1, 4 and 5 as crucial to the social work task. The range of readers came from ...

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