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Wed, 24 Apr



2024 Practice Educators Conference - “The Future of Practice Education”

Inviting all Practice Educators to enjoy a day of inspiring presentations, interactive workshops, and the chance to network and share ideas with other Practice Educators from across the region in an iconic setting. Hosted in collaboration with Birmingham City Council.

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2024 Practice Educators Conference - “The Future of Practice Education”
2024 Practice Educators Conference - “The Future of Practice Education”

Time & Location

24 Apr 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Birmingham, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB, UK

About the Event

Presentations include:

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Practice Education – Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner Associate Professor in Social Work & Dr Deborah Hadwin, Assistant Professor in Social Work (University of Birmingham). Helping us consider the practical application of artificial intelligence. The strengths, the limitations, and the questions we should be asking as Practice Educators. “Where does the information go?” issues of confidentiality and ethics. “How do we assess student capability if ChatGPT has produced the report?

Creating Student Placement opportunities – Ruth Hare, Practice Educator and Adults Social Worker of the Year.

Updates on Practice Education from Social Work England- Lara Timms & Rebecca Mulvaney.

Student perspectives.

Workshops include:

Hybrid working

Non-car driving students

Practice Educator Professional Standards.

Top tips on writing student reports.

Further workshops tbc...

Applications are open to partner organisations and will close on 15th March 2024. Places will be allocated equitably across partner organisations and confirmed by 25th March.

Please note: lunch provided. 

Partner organisations:

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City University 

Chershire East Council

City of Stoke-on-Trent Council

City of Wolverhampton council

Coventry City Council

Coventry University 

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Keele University 

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Shropshire Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Staffordshire county council

Staffordshire Universty

Telford & Wrekin Council

University of Birmingham

University of Warwick

University of Wolverhampton 

University of Worcester

Walsall Council

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

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