28.03.2011 - UNESCO Social and Human Sciences

Call for participants – UNESCO Ethics Teacher Training Courses Summer 2011

Two Ethics Teacher Training Courses will be held at the beginning of this summer. One of the courses will take place at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade (Serbia) from 27 June to 1 July 2011. The other course will be hosted by the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik (Croatia), from 4 to 8 July 2011. The courses have been designed to provide training to ethics teachers with the purpose to enhance their skills and abilities.

The courses will be conducted by a team of experts with extensive international experience in ethics education, including Dr Henk ten Have, Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, United States of America; Dr Amnon Carmi, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Haifa, Israel; and Dr Daniella Keidar, from the International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel.

Participants should have a Master’s degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), preferably hold a University faculty appointment to teach courses, and have good command of English language.

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form to Irakli Khodeli (i.khodeli(at)unesco.org) at the Bioethics Section of UNESCO before 2 May 2011. Applicants should also include a letter of motivation (2 pages) in English explaining why they wish to participate in the course and how they expect to benefit from participating.

While participation in the courses is free, the participants are expected to cover their room and board expenses for the duration of the training.

Course in Belgrade (Serbia)

Course in Dubrovnik (Croatia)

The Ethics Teacher Training Courses (ETTC) project is an important component of UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy in bioethics. It targets the young generation of experts and educators engaged in teaching ethics at various academic faculties and institutions around the world, who can serve as agents for expanding and improving ethics teaching programmes in their countries in the near future. To date, UNESCO has organized and conducted courses in Belarus, Croatia, Kenya, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Slovakia.

Mr Irakli Khodeli
Bioethics Section of UNESCO
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 68 44 33
E-mail: i.khodeli(at)unesco.org

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