Social Work Distance Education 2023 Virtual Conference
Global Dimensions in Social Work Distance Education
April 12-14, 2023
A completely virtual experience is planned for the 2023 conference.
Hosted by: Our Lady of the Lake University Worden School of Social Service.
Now more than ever, the social work profession is called to action as our world is impacted by social, economic, environmental, and cultural justice issues on a global platform. During this time of an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world, the social work profession is challenged to incorporate a global perspective in education, practice, and research that is culturally informed for the 21st century.
The infusion of global social work concepts into curricula empowers students at all levels to gain an understanding of how global events impact social work practice, policy, and research. The Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) (2022) advocates for a “global perspective” and outlines student competencies to “engage anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) in practice” and “advance human rights and social, racial, economic, and environmental justice”.
In congruence with recommendations of the CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education, the 2023 SWDE conference will focus on the development and inclusion of a worldview of social work curricula, research, and practice. SWDE invites social work faculty from around the world to share pedagogical approaches for global social work, to demonstrate existing trends and methods of merging best practices globally, and to establish strategies that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive practice in social work distance education.