53 / HUMAN RIGHTS AND MEDICINE

28 June – 3 July 2010        Send to printer


Course directors

Judit Sandor, Central European University, Hungary
Nenad Hlača, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Miroslav Mastilica, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mirjana Nasić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mome Spasovski, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


Course description:

ETHICS TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Republic of Croatia, Dubrovnik Inter University Center,

28 June- 3 July 2010

Draft: 5 January 2010

Introduction

The Ethics Education Program of UNESCO is mapping existing teaching programs in the area of ethics in the Member States of UNESCO. The various programs are described, discussed in expert meetings, and made available in the Global Ethics Observatory (www.unesco.org/shs/ethics/geo). Experiences concerning the contents, intensity, methods and materials of existing programs are therefore publicly accessible and can be exchanged among experts. Teachers who want to initiate ethics teaching can find suggestions and ideas in the database. The quality of ethics teaching programs, however, also substantially depends on the quality of the teachers. Ethics teaching can be made much more influential and attractive for students if they are involved by a highly qualified, stimulating and inspiring teacher.

This course is set up to provide training to ethics teachers with the purpose to enhance their skills and abilities. It aims particularly on training a younger generation of teachers so that ethics teaching programs in the near future can expand and improve in all Member States of UNESCO. The course is organised in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Haifa, Israel.

Objectives

1. To introduce the students to the means and resources of teaching ethics

2. To teach the students the methodologies and methods of teaching ethics

3. To assess and provide feedback on the students’ demonstrations of teaching skills under the guidance of experienced teachers

Venue: Inter University Centre in Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia (http://www.iuc.hr)

Dates: 28 June – 3 July 2010

Coordinators: Henk ten Have and Amnon Carmi

Teaching staff

- Amnon Carmi, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, University of Haifa, Israel

- Daniella Keidar, The International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel

- Bert Gordijn, Department of Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

- Henk ten Have, Director, Division of Ethics of Science and Technology, UNESCO, Paris, France.

Participants: maximum 20 students

Students for the course will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

- Masters degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, social sciences)

- University position (allowing for teaching experiences)

- Age between 30 and 45 years

- Good command of English language

- Motivation letter

Reading materials

Participants are expected to have read the following materials prior to the training:

- Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, UNESCO, 2005.

- UNESCO: Guide 3: Educating Bioethics Committees. UNESCO, 2007.

- A. Carmi: Informed Consent, 2004.

- D. Keidar: Classroom communication, 2005.

These publications can be downloaded from:

http://www.unesco.org/shs/ethics/ethics; click on: ethics education program, and then: publications, or:

http://medlaw.haifa.ac.il; click on: UNESCO chair

Language

The course will be given in English. Adequate command of the English language is therefore necessary for participation.

Registration

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form. They should also include a letter of motivation (2 pages) explaining why they wish to participate in the course and how they expect to benefit from participating. The letter needs to be written in English.

The registration form can be downloaded from the UNESCO website. It should be submitted to: h.tenhave@unesco.org

Deadline for registration is April 1, 2010.

Costs

Accommodation and meals during participant’s stay in Dubrovnik has to be arranged by the participants in the Course. Each selected participant has only to take care for the costs of his or her own travel to and from the venue in Dubrovnik.

Insurance

Participants need to have appropriate insurance for illness, disability and accidents so that they are covered for such costs when travelling to and from Dubrovnik and while staying in Dubrovnik. UNESCO cannot take any responsibility for insurance issues.

Preparation

The teachers will assume that each participant has studied the reading materials. Each student should also have prepared a “teaching class” on the basis of which he or she can receive feedback and be evaluated. He or she can select a topic in (bio)ethics according to his or her own choice and expertise, and make a preparation of a “class” or demonstration of his or her teaching skills for maximum 15 minutes. The audience of this presentation will be the group of fellow students as well as the teachers. The teachers will then provide feedback and advice based on their experiences.

Announcement

The Ethics Teacher Training Course will be announced

- through informing the ethics experts in the UNESCO Global Ethics Observatory

- through informing the Permanent delegations and National Commissions in the region

PROGRAMME

June 28, 2010, Monday: ETHICS AND ETHICS TEACHING

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome address by Mr. …………………

09.15 – 9.30 Henk ten Have: General introduction to the training course and introduction of participants

9.30 – 10.00 Amnon Carmi: Teaching ethics: approaches and methods

10.00 – 10.15 coffee break

10.15 – 11.15 Daniella Keidar: Class room communication

11.15 - 11.30 break

11.30 - 13.00 Daniella Keidar: Workshop: exchanging teaching experiences

E student will report on problems encountered in teaching and the solutions he or she has tried for these problems.

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

19.00 Dinner

June 29, 2010, Tuesday: ETHICS COURSE DEVELOPMENT

08.30 - 9.30 Henk ten Have: The Ethics Education Programme of UNESCO

9.30 – 10.30 Amnon Carmi: How to teach? A model lesson (starting and ending a class)

10.30 - 10.45 coffee break

10.45 - 11.30 Amnon Carmi: How to teach? Continuation

11.30 - 11.45 break

11.45 – 13.00 Henk ten Have: Dimensions of a teaching programme

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

19.00 Dinner

June 30, 2010, Wednesday: TEACHERS EXPERIENCES AND EXPERTISE

09.00 - 10.00 Bert Gordijn: Clinical ethics – how to prepare your teaching?

10.00 - 10.15 coffee break

10.15 - 11.15 Bert Gordijn: Clinical ethics – how to teach?

11.15 - 11.30 break

11.30 - 13.00 Bert Gordijn: Workshop: Experiences in teaching clinical ethics

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

19.00 Dinner

July 1, 2010, Thursday: ETHICS TEACHING IN PRACTICE

08.30 – 10.00 Teaching presentations by students (1, 2, 3 and 4)

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 11.15 Teaching presentations by students (5, 6 and 7)

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Teaching presentations by students (8, 9, 10 and 11)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

19.00 Farewelll dinner

July 2, 2010, Friday: ETHICS TEACHING IN PRACTICE

08.30 – 10.00 Teaching presentations by students (12, 13, 14 and 15)

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 12.15 Evaluation of the course

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch


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