Ethics Teacher Training Course

When, local time: 
Monday, 12 December 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 16 December 2016 - 5:00pm
United Republic of Tanzania, Dar es Salam
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Abdul Rahman Lamin,

An Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) will be organized at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, from 12 to 16 December 2016. This training is a collaborative effort involving UNESCO and MUHAS, and is supported by other stakeholders, including the Tanzania National Commission for UNESCO.

The Course offers a unique opportunity specifically for participants from Tanzania, and other countries in the Eastern Africa 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.

All 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 an application/registration form to the Secretariat of the Bioethics Section of UNESCO at, with a copy to as early as possible, but no later than 25 November 2016.

Applicants should also 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.

Deadline for registration: 25 November 2016.