Critical Thinking as Integral to Social Work Practice

  title={Critical Thinking as Integral to Social Work Practice},
  author={Jill Gibbons and Mel Gray},
  journal={Journal of Teaching in Social Work},
  pages={19 - 38}
  • J. Gibbons, M. Gray
  • Published 19 May 2004
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Journal of Teaching in Social Work
Abstract The paper examines the role of critical thinking in an experience-based model of social work education. Within this model, the development of a critical approach to our own understanding of, as well as to existing knowledge about, the world is fundamental for students and educators alike. Critical thinking is defined as more than a rational, step-by-step problem-solving process; it is seen as the systematic application of critical thinking skills to real life situations that can only… Expand
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