21.02.2017 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course comes to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bioethical spotlight will be on Colombo, Sri Lanka this week (20-24 February 2017), as UNESCO’s Ethics Teachers Training Course brings together educators from as far as Brazil, India, Japan, Poland, South Africa, and the Philippines for intensive and interactive sessions at the Sri Lanka Foundation.

The Course is designed to introduce or improve bioethics teaching at university faculties of law, medicine, philosophy and public policy, in Sri Lanka and the wider world. Held for the first time in the country, this ETTC is a collaborative effort involving the Institute for Research and Development of Sri Lanka, UNESCO’s offices in Jakarta and New Delhi, and the Sri Lanka Foundation

To open the Course, Hon Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology and Research of Sri Lanka addresses the audience of ethics teachers and practitioners to stress the importance of integrating bioethics as part of university curricula in the country. The opening session also featured a Book Launch on Research Ethics and a Roundtable of experts on ethics teaching in Sri Lanka, before moving onto the core modules of ETTC, starting with a session on Ethics Teaching in Action: Approaches and Methods.

For the rest of the week, the Course will feature sessions delivered by the leading ethics education experts, focusing on two important aspects of bioethics: what to teach (content), and how to teach (pedagogy). Integral to the Programme of the Course are the teaching demonstrations by the participants, followed by immediate 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.

Upcoming ETTC Events:

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).

See also Ethics Teachers Training Course

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