Conference on Social Work Education and Curriculum Development: International Experience and Local Practice

November 10, 2019 • 8 AM – 5 PM China Women’s University, Beijing, China

The development of China’s social work in the new era has higher expectations for social work education. The Conference on Social Work Education and Curriculum Development: International Experience and Local Practice aims to

  • build an international education platform to broaden the horizons of Chinese social work educators,
  • provide Chinese social work educators with a solid understanding of social work curriculum development;
  • strengthen exchange among Chinese social work educators and its counterparts from Hong Kong, Macao,Taiwan and the greater international community;
  • promote the internationalization and localization of social work education and research in China.


  • Regional Resource Centre-International Association of School of Social Work
  • Peking University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre
  • China Women’s University
  • China Association of Social Work Education
TimeSymposium Agenda
9:00-10:00Opening ceremony
9:45-10:00Tea Break & Group Photo
10:00-10:15Plenary ONE: The develop pattern of China Women’s University’s social work educationLIU Liqun, Principal of China Women’s UniversityIntroduction: MA Fengzhi
10:15-12:30Plenary TWO: An overview on the international development of social work educationModerator: SUI Yujie
SpeakerCAMPANINI, Annamaria , President, International Association of Schools of social work, The International Association of Schools of Social Work: Diversification, changes and trends in the development of international social work education
Speaker: Michael Sherraden, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, International Partnerships for Education and Research
Speaker: DOMINELLI Lena, Professor of University of Stirling, Scotland, The influence of cultural diversity and changes of social context on social work curriculum development
Plenary THREE: An overview on the social work education in Asia- Pacific RegionModerator: CHEN Shuqiang
SpeakerHEALY Karen, Professor of The University of Queensland, Australia, Social work education in Australia: Trends and Challenges
SpeakerHAN In Young,Professor Emeritus of Ewha Woman’s University, Social work education in South Korea: the challenge of indigenization
 14:00-15:00Plenary FOUR: Social work education of mainland ChinaModerator: WANG YingSpeaker: WANG Sibin, Professor, Peking University, Reflections on difficulties and problems confronting social work education in China
Speaker: YUEN Angelina, honorary professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Implications of International social work curriculum trends to mainland China social work education
15:00-15:15Tea break
 15:15-18:00Plenary: Discussion at different levels on social work curriculum
Forum One: PHD levelModerator: HEN Honglin, professor, Fudan University
Forum Two: MSW levelModerator: YANG Jing, associate professor, China Women’s University
Forum Three:Undergraduate levelModeratorLI Min, professor, China Women’s University
Forum Four: Higher vocational education levelModeratorCHEN Hongtao, Professor, Beijing College of Social Administration
Forum Five: Post-graduates