Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, each of which is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice.

Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking

Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking
Thinking critically about critical thinking
StellaJones-Devitt and LizSmith
Chapter Aim
  • To provide an overview of some key debates about critical thinking
Learning Outcomes

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • explore the background and development of critical thinking
  • critically discuss some of the contrasting definitions of critical thinking
  • identify possible boundaries of critical thinking as a discrete subject area and body of knowledge
  • critically evaluate the purpose and politics of contemporary ...
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