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Making critical minds: nurturing 'Not-Knowing' in students of health and social care

Balen, Rachel and White, Sue (2007) Making critical minds: nurturing 'Not-Knowing' in students of health and social care. Social Work Education, 26 (2). pp. 200-206. ISSN 0261-5479

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The two authors have been involved in developing teaching and learning resources that
can be used with students undertaking a whole range of health and social care courses.
The aims of this development work included the fostering of critical thinking skills and of
inter professional learning. In this Ideas in Action paper we share both some of the
thinking behind our work and several of the learning activities that we have utilized with
our students.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2007 The Board of Social Work Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching; Learning; Critical Thinking Skills; Inter Professional
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:32


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