What is theory?
What is theoretical?
What is theorising?
My Eureka moment!
What does a theory do?
Formal and Informal theory
Theory and models
Theories of and theories for social work
Why is theory informed practice important?
Why do people find theory informed practice problematic?
The way theory is taught
Language in social work theory
Fear and anxiety
Managerialist approaches to social work
Desire for certainty
Why should practitioners theorise?
Co-production of the social work knowledge base
Professionalising social work
'Bogged down' by theory?
Theory and Practice: The Relationship
Theory Informed Practice: Wider Relationships
Evidence Based Practice
Knowledge and Social Work
Surface and Deep Approaches
Techniques and Exercises for developing theory informed practice
Tips from Students
Meeting the challenges of theory informed writing
Seeing the journey as continual
Putting it all together
Siobhan Maclean is a registered social worker with a passion for practice education. Siobhan has written a number of publications for social workers and students including the immensely popular “Theory and Practice”. She is committed to making the knowledge base accessible for busy practitioners.
Call for Authors
We welcome your book proposals and ideas to help fill the gaps across the curriculum, and to provide front-line workers with current and practical resources.
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