04.05.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Ethics Teacher Training Course in New Zealand - Call for applications

First time in the Pacific, from 20 to 24 of November 2017, the Ethics Teachers' Training Course will be delivered jointly by UNESCO and the University of Otago's Bioethics Centre, to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in the Pacific region.


University of Otago, New Zealand


The Course will be based on one week training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the Bioethics Centre at the University of Otago. The module contains the following key components:

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


The deadline for submitting the filled out application is 31 August 2017. Please send the completed application form to ettc.otago(at)unesco.org


Ethics Teaching Training Courses is conducted by a team of experts with extensive experience in ethics education, including the faculty of the University of Otago.


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 participating in ETTC. However, the participants are expected to cover the charges related to their travel to the venue and their accommodation.


The core reading materials for ETTC participants are available free of charge from UNESCO web site (www.unesco.org/bioethics):

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

The UNESCO web site provides links to other relevant publications as well. The list of reading materials will be circulated to the selected participants in advance of the course.


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 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)unesco.org)

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