Analysis and Critical Thinking in Assessment

This practical session introduces tools and techniques to build analysis and critical thinking into assessments. The session explores the characteristics of a good analytical assessment and introduces the five key anchor principles for assessment, developed by the Research in Practice Change Project. The workshop includes a small group session on applying these anchor principles to real cases.

The workshop is for frontline practitioners who want to improve their analysis and critical thinking skills in the context of assessment. It may also be relevant for managers wanting to disseminate approaches to assessment to their team.


Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the current strengths and areas for development in your assessment practice
  • Identify the different thinking processes that you use as part of assessment practice
  • Understand the five anchor principles that can be used as a framework for analytical thinking in assessment
  • Examine how a good analytical assessment can be used as a basis for an evidence-informed plan


Date available for ASYE Social Workers and Social Work Students

We are currently offering a one day workshop to ASYE Social Workers and Social Work Students.

It is taking place on Friday, 29th April – 9.30-16.30 – at Westbank Centre in Exminster

There is a limited number on places available, so the bookings are on a first come, first served basis.

To book a place, please follow the link below:

If you are unable to attend, please get in touch  with Kasia at  and you will be added to a waiting list.