Ethics Teachers’ Training Course UNESCO Office Jakarta and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 30 July – 03 August 2018

UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers’ Training Course will be delivered at Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Centre for Bioethics and Medical Humanities from 30th of July to 3rd of August, to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in Indonesia and the wider region.
The Course will be based on one-week training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Centre for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. The module contains the following key components:

  • Global Perspective on Ethics Teaching: trends, challenges and opportunities
  • The UNESCO Core Curriculum as a tool for promoting quality ethics education
  • Ethics Teaching in Action: what and how to teach (a model lesson)
  • Ethics teaching in a multicultural setting: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching in the host country
  • Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
  • Teaching Demonstrations by participants followed by feedback from the Course facilitators

The deadline for submitting the filled out application is 30 April 2018. Please send the completed application form to ettc.yogyakarta(at)

Ethics Teaching Training Course is conducted by a team of experts with extensive experience in ethics education and cooperation with UNESCO, including professors from various foreign universities and the faculty of Gadjah Mada University.

Due to the interactive nature of the course, the number of participants is limited to 30 persons. The decisions concerning admission to the course will be made on the bases of the following criteria:

  • Masters or higher degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, and social sciences);
  • University affiliation (teaching experience or plans to engage in teaching);
  • Good command of the language of instruction (English).
  • Content of the motivation letter (minimum of 600 words), stating the applicant’s reasons for participating in the course and expectations concerning the use of the acquired knowledge.

There is no tuition fee for ETTC for the selected participants. However, the participants are expected to cover the charges related to their travel to the venue and their accommodation. 

Coffee/tea breaks and lunch will be provided during the Course. The organizers will provide information on low cost accommodation options for the participants.


The core reading materials for ETTC participants are available free of charge from UNESCO web site (

  • Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
  • Declaration on Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change.
  • Bioethics Core Curriculum, Section 1: Syllabus. Ethics Education Programme, UNESCO, 2008.
  • Bioethics Core Curriculum, Section 2: Study materials. Ethics Education programme, UNESCO, 2011.
  • Human Dignity and Human Rights, Bioethics Core Curriculum Casebook Series, No. 1, UNESCO, 2011
  • Benefit and Harm, Bioethics Core Curriculum Casebook Series, No. 2, UNESCO, 2011

Each participant will also be expected to select any topic in ethics, based on their own interest and expertise, and prepare a 15-minute teaching demonstration on this topic, to put into use the ethics teaching approaches showcased during the Course. The audience of this presentation will be the group of fellow participants as well as the course facilitators. The facilitators will provide immediate constructive feedback and suggestions.

For additional information, please contact Irakli Khodeli, Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO Office in Jakarta, Indonesia (i.khodeli(at)


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