Comparative Histories of the Development of Social Work across the Commonwealth

Date / time
31 March - 1 April, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm


Comparative Histories of the Development of Social Work across the Commonwealth

 

Book to attend this conference: https://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event/25888

This two-day conference/webinar will explore the diverse histories of social work across the Commonwealth as a foundation for a proposed major study. This webinar therefore sets the scene for this bigger project, which comes at a significant moment in social work education, as the discourse on ‘decolonising’ the social work curriculum gathers momentum. The event includes context setting contributions from senior Commonwealth and academic figures and several presentations exploring the diverse histories of social work across the Commonwealth.

Day One: Thursday 31 March 2022 – Asia, Pacific & Europe

07:00 – Welcome
07:10 – Session 1: The Commonwealth and social work: shared histories
07:40 – Session 2: Keynote
08:00 – Session 3: Presentations
09:00 – Break
09:15 – Session 3 Continued
10:10 – Session 4: Panel discussion – themes to explore and questions to be asked
11:15 -Day One close

Day Two: Friday 1 April 2022- Africa, Caribbean & Americas

15:00- Welcome
15:10- Session 5: The Commonwealth and social work: shared histories
15:40- Session 6: Keynote
16:00- Session 7: Presentations
17:20- Break
17:35- Session 7 continued
18:15- Session 8: Panel discussion – themes to explore and questions to be asked
19:15-Conference close

A conference programme is available on the ICwS website.

The Comparative Histories of the Development of Social Work across the Commonwealth Conference has been jointly organised by the Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.