22.10.2012 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

Ethics Teacher Training Courses in Lithuania and Namibia

UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme wil organize in November 2012 two Ethics Teacher Training Courses : in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 12 to 16 November 2012, and in Windhoek, Namibia, from 19 to 23 November.

Designed to advance the pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education, the courses will bring together educators and experts from the countries hosting the event, as well as from the other countries in the respective regions, for a one-week long training to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics.

The courses will be delivered by a team of experts with extensive international experience in ethics education, as well as the local experts involved in teaching ethics at the host universities.

After graduating from the course, the participants will have acquired:

  • Special skills and methodological approaches of teaching ethics;
  • Various means and resources for teaching ethics;
  • Feedback and evaluation from the trainers on the demonstrations of the acquired teaching skills.

Participants should have at least 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. While the participation in the course is free, the participants are expected to cover their room and board expenses in the duration of the training. A limited assistance may be available to cover the accommodation of some participants.

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Implemented by UNESCO with the support of several universities and academic networks, the Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) project is an important component of the multifaceted capacity-building strategy designed by the Organization to assist its Member States to address ethical issues arising from the rapid progress in medical and life sciences.

To this date, Ethics Teacher Training Courses have been held in the following locations:

  • Bucharest, Romania (2006)
  • Egerton University Njoro Campus, Kenya (2007)
  • Bratislava, Slovakia (2007)
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2007)
  • Minsk, Belarus (2008)
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Belgrade, Serbia (2011)
  • Baku, Azerbaijan (2012)

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