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All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two so that each informs the other is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully.
Structured around different approaches to learning, Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice covers:
Adult and student centred learning
Learning and teaching techniques and assessment methods
How to locate and identify theory
How to critically analyse theory
Key theoretical concepts in social science
Issues surrounding anti-oppressive theory and practice
Methods of intervention
Integrating theory and practice in academic work and on placements.
This essential text helps students to identify, critically analyse and apply theory appropriately, enhancing their practice. It will be useful to all social work students struggling with the theory-practice gap.