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UNESCO announces dates for Ethics Teacher Training Course in Uganda

Friday, 25th August 2017

UNESCO announces an Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) at Uganda Martyrs University, in Kampala, Uganda, from 27 November to 1 December 2017.

UNESCO is organizing a new Ethics Teacher Training Course (ETTC) that will take place at Uganda Martyrs University, in Kampala, Uganda, from 27 November - 1 December, 2017.

The ETTC is a collaborative effort involving UNESCO and Uganda Martyr's University, and is supported by other stakeholders, including the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO. The Course offers a unique opportunity specifically for participants from Uganda, 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 Followed by feedback from the Course Instructors

All successful candidates for the Course must have a Masters 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 (see attached) to Bioethics Programme at ettc.umu@unesco.org; with copies to Mr. Abdul Rahman Lamin (ar.lamin@unesco.org) and Mr. David Onyango (d.onyango@unesco.org), as early as possible, but no later than 31 October 2017. Applicants should also include a letter of intent (a minimum of 600 words, in English) explaining why they wish to participate in the course,and how they expect to benefit from it.

For more information, please contact Mr. Abdul Rahman Lamin at UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya at ar.lamin@unesco.org; or visit www.unesco.org/bioethics.

Deadline for registration/application: 31 October 2017.

To register, download the application form from the linkbelow

http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/FIELD/Nairobi/ettcuganda26july2017.pdf 

Consult the office website: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/ethics-education-programme/activities/ethics-teacher-training/

Check the brochure of:

http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SHS/pdf/ETTC_Description.pdf

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/bioethics/
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