Ethics Teacher Training Course

When, local time: 
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, 14 August 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Kenya, Njoro
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Abdul Rahman Lamin, ar.lamin@unesco.org

This Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) will take place at Egerton University, in Njoro, Kenya, from 10 to 14 August 2015. It is a collaborative effort involving UNESCO and the Egerton University, and is supported by other stakeholders, including the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and the National Bioethics Committee of Kenya.

The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from Kenya and from other countries in the region to enhance their teaching and professional capacities in Bioethics and 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. Mehrunisha Suleman, Oxford University; Sadek Beloucif, Avicenna’s Hospital University, and Massoud Nassor, Namibia University.

All successful candidates for the Course must 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.egerton@unesco.org as early as possible, but no later than 20 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 at ar.lamin@unesco.org.