Ethics Teachers’ Training Course in Fiji
From 14 to 18 October 2019, UNESCO and the Fiji National University will jointly deliver an Ethics Teachers’ Training Course to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in Fiji and in the wider Pacific region.
Fiji National University (Namaka Campus Nadi)
The Course is based on a one-week training module developed by UNESCO. 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.Ethics teaching in the Pacific: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching in the region
5.Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
6.Teaching Demonstrations by participants followed by feedback from the Course facilitators
To apply, please send the online application form or the application form in Word format. Please attach a motivation letter, CV and passport copy, as specified in the form. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extension of the application deadline: 31 July 2019.
THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS
A team of UNESCO’s ethics education experts will deliver the Ethics Teaching Training Course in Fiji, together with the ethics educators from the Pacific.
PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Qualified participants from around the world, and especially from the Pacific region are encouraged to apply to the Course. Due to the interactive nature of ETTC, the number of participants is limited to 30 persons. The decisions concerning admission to the Course are based on 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.
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. When requested, UNESCO will assist the participants to mobilize third party funding needed for their travel and accommodation.
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.
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 select any topic in ethics, based on their own interest and expertise, and prepare a 15 minute teaching demonstration on this topic, to put into use the ethics teaching approaches showcased during the Course. The audience of this presentation will be the group of fellow participants as well as the course facilitators. The facilitators will provide immediate constructive feedback and suggestions.