31.07.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ethics Teacher Training Course at the University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand (20-24 November 2017)

Potential applicants have until 31 August 2017 to apply for the unique opportunity to be part of UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course.

The Ethics Teachers' Training Course is organized by UNESCO Jakarta Office and University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 20-24 November 2017. It is designed to advance pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education around the world. The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from the Pacific region and from countries around the world to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics.

A limited number of funding support will be given to Pacific Island participants upon the decision of the UNESCO Secretariat. The decision is made based on the relevance of the candidate’s academic and professional experience, geographical distribution among Pacific Island countries and potentials for sharing bioethics knowledge in their home countries and the Pacific region. Low cost accommodation options will also be available for the participants accepted for the Course.

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.

A successful candidate for the Course will have a Master’s or higher degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), experience or future plans of teaching ethics, and a good command of English language.

Persons who want to register should fill out and send the application form to ettc.otago(at)unesco.org as early as possible, and before the 31 August 2017 deadline. This form is also available on the dedicated UNESCO web site.  Applicants should also include a letter of intent (600 words) explaining why they wish to participate in the course and how they expect to benefit from it.

While the participation in the course is free, the participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses for the training.

For more information:

Please contact Mr Irakli Khodeli at UNESCO Jakarta Office (i.khodeli(at)unesco.org); or visit the Jakarta Office Website

Deadline for application:  31 August 2017

ETTC University of Otago Announcement: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/jakarta/about-this-office/single-view/news/ethics_teachers_training_course_organized_by_unesco_and_the/

Application Form: http://www.unesco.or.id/download/Application_Form_ETTC_New_Zealand_Nov_2017.doc

This announcement is transmitted through the UNESCO Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs). The GEObs is a system of databases with worldwide coverage in bioethics and other areas of applied ethics in science and technology such as environmental ethics, science ethics and technology ethics. The system currently comprises six databases on ethics experts, ethics institutions, ethics teaching programmes, ethics related legislation and guidelines, codes of conduct and resources in ethics.

For more information, please visit the observatory’s website at: www.unesco.org/shs/ethics/geobs

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