Courses Catalogue

Professional Ethics For Teachers

COURSE CODE: EDF 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Economics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

An understanding of the professional role and contexts of a teacher is essential for the development of effective and appropriate professional practice. This is in line with the professional ethics for teachers in Uganda.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course examines the nature, concern and scope of Ethics, analyses basic concepts of ethics: ethics, moral and morality, normative ethics and Meta ethics, moral action, moral conduct/behavior, moral standards, moral values, moral obligation, moral principles, moral claims, moral norms, value-judgments, value systems, ethical judgment and issues, justice professionalism, responsibility and duty. Examines how ethical issues arise and how ethical judgments are justified: the criteria of conduct, analyses the structure of a code of ethics, to Educational practice, the educative development of learner as the ethical basis of Education and the human person as the basis of ethics; examines constituents of professionalism in Educational setting: types of teacher/head teacher’s ethical relationships; discusses the role cardinal moral virtues and basic ethical principles; analyses and facilitates a comparative study of teachers’ codes of conduct.

 

 

COURSE AIM

The course aims to develop an appreciation of, and a responsiveness to ethical practice and social responsibility of teacher trainees so as to develop their professional experience and competence in the relevant Ugandan Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Teacher level

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course unit, students should be able to;

  • Explain  the  moral questions by means of clear, logical and systematic argumentation,
  • Describe  the basic concepts, problems, theories and techniques in the field of ethics
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to professional matters in the field of Education that call for application of  ethical understanding and application,
  • Apply critical thinking and ethical theory in their professional practice.