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Studying for Your Social Work Degree



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 6/28/2012.

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This fully-revised new edition looks at how students can make the most from their time studying on the social work degree. Focusing on each of the three years of study, the author skilfully unpicks the critical thinking, reflection and study skills essential for the completion of the degree. There are sections on autonomous learning, writing academically, communication skills and developing your critical analysis and argument. This second edition has more information on how students learn, what makes for excellence in social work research, and how students can successfully integrate their skills with their practice.

Table of Contents

Beginning your social work education and training
Understanding and using concepts and principles: Values and social work
Relating theory to practice
Writing academically: Evaluation, developing arguments; avoiding pitfalls
Developing critical analysis and understanding
Applying college learning on your placement
Developing as a reflective learner and practitioner
Understanding and using social work research
Becoming a research-informed student
Becoming and independent and autnomous learner
Dealing with complexity: Using knowledge in practice
Bringing your learning together: Complexity, synthesis and the dissertation
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