Ethics Teacher Training Course

When :

from Monday 14 September, 2015
to Friday 18 September, 2015

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

The Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

Contact :

Seiko Sugita (

This Ethics Teacher Training Course will take place in Tunis, Tunisia. It is a collaborative effort by UNESCO and the Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, the National Committee on Medical Ethics and the University of Tunis El-Manar.

The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from Tunisia and from other countries in the region to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics. Deadline for registration: 15 July 2015.

The Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) is designed to advance pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education around the world.

Ethics Teacher Training Course is conducted by a team of international experts with extensive experience in ethics education.

The Course is developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the global experts in ethics education. The module contains the following key components:

1. Global Perspective on Ethics Teaching: trends, challenges and opportunities
2. The UNESCO Core Curriculum as a tool for promoting quality ethics education
3. Ethics Teaching in Action: what and how to teach (a model lesson)
4. Workshop: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching from the local perspective
5. Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
6. Simulated teaching presentations by participants followed by feedback from the Course instructors

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

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form to the Secretariat of the Bioethics Section of UNESCO ( as early as possible, and before 15 July 2015. Applicants should also include a letter of intent (600 words, in French) 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.

For more information, please contact Ms Seiko Sugita, UNESCO Office in Beirut,; or visit the website

Deadline for registration: 15 July 2015.