Critical thinking for social work by Keith Brown; Lynne Rutter

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E. adapted for specific and unique conditions, and integrated with experience and values as well. These adaptation and integration processes can be linked to learning and the development of professional expertise. The process of adaptation may allow some of the original ideas, rules or procedures to remain relatively intact, but more often they may be interpreted further and then combined with other ideas, information and knowledge. This process also aligns with the way we learn. Learning is usually about fitting new material into existing material and involves the processes of abstracting general principles from the new ideas so that they can be matched with, or connected to, the knowledge we already have (Sotto, 1994).

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At the time. ● Next, write down a brief explanation of what this means to you – what do you understand it to mean – do you agree or disagree with it – why? This becomes easier if you are applying what you read into practice straight away, or you have opportunities for discussion about the literature with your peers. ● As we have seen, as you start writing the first draft of your assignment, you will have a good idea of what you are trying to say so that when you refer back to these notes you can choose those that are applicable to what you are talking about and integrate them.

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