Social Work Distance Education 2024 Virtual Conference
Bridging the Distance: Pedagogy • Practice • Policy
April 10-12, 2024
A completely virtual experience is planned for the 2024 conference.
Hosted by: Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service.
The concerted efforts of social work researchers, educators, practitioners, and advocates allow for a more comprehensive approach to social problems. These efforts generate valuable insights into how social work empowers vulnerable populations through working collaboratively to create systemic change. The SWDE 2024 conference will focus on how social workers with expertise in these domains can use an online environment to collaboratively build bridges between research, teaching, practice, and policy, to promote anti-oppressive practice and services for individuals, families, and communities.
The field of social work is diverse and multifaceted, encompassing a wide range of research approaches, pedagogical frameworks, practice methods, and policy initiatives. The blending of these elements is essential for the advancement of the social work profession in equipping new practitioners with necessary skills and knowledge, creating more effective intervention strategies, and preparing practitioners to advocate for policy change. As the social work profession increasingly incorporates technology into education, service provision, and policy action, it is imperative that social work distance education provides the opportunity for students to gain a deeper awareness of how to connect to their own environment and the world around them.
The SWDE 2024 conference invites social work researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy advocates worldwide to share their approaches, best practices, and collective insights in blending these diverse areas of expertise in distance social work education.