Ethics Teachers’ Training Course of UNESCO in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20-24 February 2017
First time in Sri Lanka, from 20 to 24 of February 2017, the Ethics Teachers’ Training Course will be delivered jointly by UNESCO Office in Jakarta and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD) in Sri Lanka, to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in the country and the wider region.
The Course will be based on one week training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the global experts in ethics education. 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 and inter-faith dialogue: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching in different religious contexts
- Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
- Simulated teaching presentations by participants followed by feedback from the Course instructors
Ethics Teaching Training Courses is conducted by a team of experts with extensive experience in ethics education and cooperation with UNESCO. The team will feature leading experts from the host country, as well as invited experts from abroad.
The Course Instructors will assume that each participant has obtained and studied the reading materials ahead of the commencement of the course.
Each participant will also be expected to prepare a “teaching class,” which will receive feedback and evaluation from the experts. Participants can select a topic in ethics according to their own interest and expertise, and prepare a 10 minute teaching session, to give a short demonstration of ethics teaching. The audience of this presentation will be the group of fellow participants as well as the instructors. The instructors will provide immediate constructive feedback and suggestions.
There is no tuition fee for participating in ETTC. However, the participants are expected to cover the charges related to their travel to the venue and their accommodation. Lunch and coffee/tee breaks will be provided during the training.
For additional information, please contact Irakli Khodeli, Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO Office in Jakarta, Indonesia (i.khodeli(at)unesco.org).
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