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Exploring new ways of thinking about and developing staff practice: the role of modes of thinking

Deveau, Roy, Ockenden, John, Björne, Petra (2021) Exploring new ways of thinking about and developing staff practice: the role of modes of thinking. Tizard Learning Disability Review, . ISSN 1359-5474. E-ISSN 2042-8782. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-11-2020-0036) (KAR id:88785)


Purpose: Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s work on modes of “thinking” provides a comprehensive text which is little explored in respect of work with people who have an intellectual or developmental disability. This paper aims to explore the potential of this work to change staff development and practice.

Design/Methodology: Key themes from Thinking Fast, and Slow (Kahneman, 2011) are described and applied to current staff practice.

Findings: Modes of thinking are relevant and important to understanding and improving manager and staff practice.

Originality: To our knowledge this is the first attempt to describe and understand staff thinking and practice using Kahneman’s ideas.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-11-2020-0036
Uncontrolled keywords: staff practice, intellectual and developmental disability, staff development, training, intuitive and rational thinking, Daniel Kahneman.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Roy Deveau
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 11:17 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 10:33 UTC
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