World Association for Medical Law

UNESCO Ethics Teacher Training Course

  • 20 Aug 2012
  • (UTC+05:00)
  • 24 Aug 2012
  • (UTC+05:00)
  • Baku , Republic of Azerbaijan

The Ethics Teacher Training Courses (ETTC) project is an important component of UNESCO’s capacity-building strategy in bioethics, targeting the young generation of experts and educators engaged in teaching ethics at various academic faculties and institutions around the world, who can serve as agents for expanding and improving ethics teaching programmes in their countries in the near future.

This Ethics Teacher Training Course in Baku , Azerbaijan is a collaborative effort involving UNESCO, the Institute of Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan and the National Commission of Azerbaijan for UNESCO. The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from Azerbaijan and from other countries in the region to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics.

The main objectives of the Ethics Teachers Training Course are to:

·         introduce the participants to the means and resources of teaching ethics;

·         teach the participants the methodologies and methods of teaching ethics; and

·         assess and provide feedback on the participants’ demonstrations of teaching skills under the guidance of experienced teachers.

This Course will be conducted by a team of international experts with extensive experience in ethics education (Professor Amnon Carmi and Professor Daniella Keidar from the University of Haifa) as well as the experts from Azerbaijan with a local perspective on pertinent issues in ethics and ethics teaching at local institutions (Professor Vugar Mammadov, Institute of Human Rights, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan).  

Participants should have a Master’s degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), hold a University faculty appointment to teach courses, and have good command of English or Russian language.

Persons who want to register should submit a registration form to Mr Irakli Khodeli at Bioethics Section of UNESCO (, as early as possible. This form is also available at the dedicated UNESCO web site. Applicants should also include a letter of intent (1 page) 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 will be expected to cover their room and board expenses in the duration of the training. The training will take place in the Conference Room of Human Rights Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan; 31 Huseyn Javid st. Baku , AZ1143, Azerbaijan .

For more information: Please contact Mr Irakli Khodeli at Bioethics Section of UNESCO (; or visit the website

Deadline for registration:  13 July 2012

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