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Bioethics Centre and UNESCO to jointly deliver ethics teacher training course

Friday, 12 May 2017

First time in the Pacific, from 20 to 24 of November 2017, the Ethics Teachers' Training Course will be delivered jointly by the Bioethics Centre and UNESCO in Dunedin.

The Course is designed to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in the Pacific region. It is based on a one-week training module developed by UNESCO in collaboration with the Bioethics Centre.

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 New Zealand: Sharing experiences in ethics teaching in the host country
  5. Classroom communication: pedagogy and psychology of ethics teaching
  6. Teaching demonstrations by participants followed by feedback from the Course facilitators

Participants and selection criteria

Due to the interactive nature of the course, the number of participants is limited to 30 persons. The decisions concerning admission to the course will be made on the bases of the following criteria:

  • Master's 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 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 the Course. However, the participants are expected to cover the charges related to their travel to the venue and their accommodation.

Further information

The UNESCO Jakarta Office website has full Course and application details, reading materials, and preparation requirements.

The deadline for applications is 30 July 2017.