Lynne Rutter's Critical Thinking for Social Work (Post-Qualifying Social PDF

By Lynne Rutter

ISBN-10: 1844451577

ISBN-13: 9781844451579

Serious pondering as a strategy can look formal and educational, and far-removed from daily practitioner event. This moment variation of severe considering for Social paintings permits post-qualifying scholars to boost their analytical talents based on their daily reports. by means of putting emphasis on writing, communique, and significant mirrored image, this publication demanding situations the view that idea and demanding information are the look after of the school room, and as an alternative offers readers the boldness to higher improve their social paintings talents.

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Examine instead of look at; ● Has the potential instead of might; ● Enables instead of makes it possible. Try the passive voice in places: ● Assessments are started by gathering relevant information instead of you start assessments by gathering relevant information. Use more cautious language to avoid sweeping statements: ● 36 The introduction of the new policy could be seen as… Chapter 5 Writing reflective academic assignments Use noun phrases which cut down the use of words, especially verbs for a more succinct text: ● Carer’s rights instead of The rights of the carer; ● Recently issued policies instead of Policies that have been issued recently; ● The effectiveness of the courses made them very popular instead of The treatments were effective and this made them very popular.

Jones (2004) also shows how services can benefit when enhanced management systems are put in place, especially with reduced resources, even though Smith (2003) had earlier argued that services always became worse after cutbacks. The process of selecting targeted services enabled us to develop our priorities with the service users more positively… Avoiding plagiarism If you do not say where your evidence or your ideas have come from you will be making claims to knowledge that is not yours (which is plagiarism).

Even though he uses the same term, it would seem apparent that the processes are very different. When we are doing something, we rarely have the time or opportunity to be consciously deliberative or analytical, and so the manner of our ‘reflection’ is likely to be much more holistic, intuitive and automatic in the latter situation (Van Manen, 1995). For the former situation (reflection on action) we can think of reflection as a developing personal ability. Everyone seems to adopt their own method to help it happen – some people like to keep a journal, others make jottings or notes, some draw pictures or mind-maps, and others just think in the bath.

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