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Ethics Teacher Training Course

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This Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) is scheduled to take place at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 31 August to 4 September 2015. The ETTC is a collaborative effort involving UNESCO and the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at University of the Witwatersrand. The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from South Africa and from other countries in the region to enhance their teaching and professional capacities in Bioethics and Ethics.

The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from South Africa and from other countries in the region to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics.

The ETTC is designed to advance pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education around the world.

The Course is conducted by a team of international and local experts with extensive experience in ethics education, and is based on a five-day training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with global experts in ethics education. The module contains the following key components:

• Global Perspective on Ethics Teaching: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
• The UNESCO Core Curriculum as a Tool for Promoting Quality Ethics Education
• Ethics Teaching in Action: What and How to Teach (A Model Lesson)
• Workshop: Sharing Experiences in Ethics Teaching from the Local perspective
• Classroom Communication: Pedagogy and Psychology of Ethics Teaching
• Simulated Teaching Presentations by Participants Followed by feedback from the Course Instructors

Ethics Teacher Training Courses are conducted by a team of international experts with extensive experience in ethics education. For this particular course our experts will be: Drs. Pascale Ragioni (International School of Prague); Amnon Carmi (University of Haifa) and Massoud Nassor (Namibia University).

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

The Course is also open to other Ethics Professionals and Practitioners.

Applicants who wish to register for the Course should submit a registration form to the Secretariat of the Bioethics Section of UNESCO at ettc.wits@unesco.org as early as possible, but no later than 27 July 2015.

Applicants should include a letter of intent (600 words, in English) 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, meals and accommodation at the designated hotel by the organizer.

For more information, please contact Mr Abdul Rahman Lamin, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya: ar.lamin@unesco.org.

Deadline for registration: 27 July 2015


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 31.08.2015 08:00 local time
End 04.09.2015 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Lamin, Abdul Rahman
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Abdul Rahman Lamin, ar.lamin@unesco.org
Country South Africa
City Johannesburg
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website Ethics Teachers Training Course (ETTC)
Link 1 Presentation [PDF]
Link 2 Registration Form [PDF]
Link 3 Registration Form [Word]
Link 4 UNESCO and Ethics of Science and Technology


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