20.11.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Launch of UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course in the Pacific – ETTC at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The Launch of UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course

This week (20-24 November 2017), ethics educators from around the world but especially from the Pacific region are coming together at University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand, to take part in UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course (ETTC).

Held for the first time in the Pacific region, this ETTC is a collaborative effort between the Bioethics Centre and UNESCO Jakarta Office. Reflecting the truly global nature of bioethics, ethics educators from Australia, China, Fiji, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Samoa, and South Africa are sharing experiences and enriching the debates from diverse cultural and faith traditions.  

This edition of ETTC is designed to respond to the bioethics teaching needs in the Pacific region, with particular emphasis on Small Island Developing States. The Course will feature sessions delivered by the leading ethics education experts, including the lecturers from the University of Otago, focusing on two important aspects: what to teach (content), and how to teach (pedagogy). The Programme of the Course also includes teaching demonstrations by the participants, followed by immediate constructive feedback from the experts and the fellow participants.

The Ethic Teachers Training Course (ETTC) was developed by UNESCO and a group of experts from diverse cultural backgrounds to build the capacity of ethics educators on the methodology and pedagogy behind ethics teaching.

For more information on ETTC project, please consult the ETTC Brochure or contact Irakli Khodeli at Jakarta Office of UNESCO (i.khodeli(at)unesco.org).
For the Programme of the ETTC at University of Otago and the list of facilitators, please click here.

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