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Ethics Teachers’ Training Course in Karaj, Iran, organized by UNESCO and University of Environment, 9-13 July 2017

For the first time in Iran, from 9-13 July 2017, the Ethics Teachers’ Training Course will be delivered jointly by UNESCO and the University of Environment, to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in the country and the wider region.

The Course will be based on one week training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the 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)
• Ethics teaching and inter-faith dialogue: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching in different religious contexts
• Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
• Simulated teaching presentations by participants followed by feedback from the Course instructors


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submitting the filled out application is 31 May 2017. Please send the completed application form to ettc.apa@unesco.org. (download form)


THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Ethics Teaching Training Courses is conducted by a team of experts with extensive experience in ethics education and cooperation with UNESCO. 


PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

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.


FUNDING 

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.  Lunch and coffee/tee breaks will be provided during the training.


READING MATERIALS

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.


PREPARATION

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 prepare a “teaching class,” which will receive feedback and evaluation from the experts. Participants can select a topic in ethics according to their own interest and expertise, and prepare a 10 minute teaching session, to give a short demonstration of ethics teaching.

The audience of this presentation will be the group of fellow participants as well as the instructors. The instructors will provide immediate constructive feedback and suggestions.


CONTACTS

For additional information, please contact Sue Vize, Regional Adviser for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO bangkok (s.vize(at)unesco.org



02.05.2017