Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement for Social Work by Lynne Rutter

By Lynne Rutter

Critical considering as a method can look formal and educational, some distance faraway from way of life the place judgements must be taken fast in lower than perfect stipulations. although, now greater than ever, it's noticeable as an integral part of social paintings, and certainly any healthcare and management perform in the present schedule for integration, and within the publish Francis inquiry health and wellbeing care context.

This Fourth variation now displays this wider enviornment, but additionally contains new fabric in keeping with the continued assessment of social paintings specialist criteria. It keeps to take a realistic examine the variety of rules linked to severe pondering, targeting studying and improvement for perform. The bankruptcy on expert judgement has been prolonged to supply a much wider dialogue on useful reasoning and judgement with regards to constructing services, whereas different chapters and analyzing lists have additionally been up to date, and actions revised to reinforce learning.

The authors proceed to stress the significance of sound, ethical judgement in line with severe considering and useful reasoning; whereas additionally acknowledging the tensions for workers and groups dealing with complicated, doubtful occasions and infrequently oppressive place of work cultures. Their desire is that elevated and proficient realization in your considering may also help nurture clever deliberation and motion in such not easy times.

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3 below (Cottrell, 2003, p232) shows how the more normal, descriptive way of writing can be developed 35 Chapter 5 Writing reflective academic assignments into a critical academic style by listing how each element should be enhanced – again we can see similar methods of questioning, delving deeper, assessing and judging things as we do in critical-thinking abilities. : ● 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.

1 Framework of reflective levels with associated assessment headings for specialist awards Key levels and aspects of reflection Description Show awareness of important and relevant aspects of self and the situation – include feelings and thoughts concerning complex issues and dilemmas. General assessment headings Identification, definition What, who, when, where? g. feelings, actions, decisions, links to literature, etc. Challenge or question underlying assumptions, knowledge, experience, etc. Analysis, critical appraisal How, why?

Key role 6: Unit 18: Research, analyse, evaluate and use current knowledge of best social work practice Key role 6: Unit 19: Work within agreed standards of social work practice and ensure own professional development. If you are a registered social worker, this chapter will also assist you to evidence postregistration training and learning. It relates to the national post qualifying framework for social work education and training in particular the national criteria at the specialist level: (i) Meet the relevant academic standards associated with the subject of social work at this level.

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