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This course examines a range of ethical theories, issues and practical problems that challenge educators and students of education to analyse, articulate and extend their ethical decision-making, understanding and values in the profession.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
This course provides students with the opportunity to: 1. develop and demonstrate an understanding of ethical theories, and key concepts such as moral agency relevant to professional practice in education; 2. discuss ethical dilemmas, tensions, problems and issues relevant to a variety of roles in the sector; 3. critically analyse codes of practice, policies and professional ethics in education; and 4. formulate and articulate a coherent and informed response to an ethical problem or question that dialogues with a range of ethical theories, decision making models and a modern context.
The following list indicates indicative course content: * Introduction to the field of professional ethics * An introduction to metaethical theory concerning the evaluation of moral action * Moral theories such as situation ethics, agent-based ethics and action-based ethics relevant to educational practice * The psychology of morality * The ethics of belief * Notions of moral agency * Ethical issues such as those concerning the roles of the teacher in the modern context of high accountability * Critical analysis of existing codes of ethics * Ethical communication and negotiation of difference.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6291|