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Ethics Teachers Training Course, 17-21 October 2015, BGI, Shenzen, China

UNESCO and BGI will host a five day training on teaching of ethics in Shenzen, China. This training is designed for teachers of ethics at university level based on the UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum (see developed by UNESCO in collaboration with global experts in ethics education.  It is suitable for many disciplines including medicine, science, engineering, social science and the humanities.

The course contains the following key components:
1. Global Perspectives on Ethics Teaching
2. Ethics Teaching in Action
3. Classroom activities
4. Classroom communication
5. Examples of ethics teaching in Asia and local adaptation

UNESCO and BGI will provide tuition, learning materials, lunches, morning and afternoon tea, and daily transfer to the venue (limited to nearby accommodation) for all participants. Travel, accommodation and other meals will be the responsibility of individual participants. [Accommodation] will be available for those seeking low cost local accommodation. Limited travel scholarships may be awarded to persons living outside Shenzen who show financial hardship.

This course will be conducted in English though many course materials will be made available in Mandarin. Applicants must be proficient in English to register for the course. In 2016, UNESCO plans to hold its first course in Chinese and further details will be released once this information is available.

Applicants should be involved in teaching or developing ethics courses at university level, with preferably a Masters degree in a related discipline. To apply send a completed application form (see link to download), letter of recommendation and CV to no later than 15 September 2015. Successful applicants will be notified no later than 31 August 2015.

Should further information be required please contact Dr Sue Vize ( or Dr Sarinya Sophia (

DEADLINE 15 september 2015