Ethics, Problem-Solving & Critical Thinking

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What is the course about?

This highly interactive teacher training course provides a solid introduction to the challenges of ethical dilemmas at work. The course covers a broad span of ideas and activities to enliven lessons and make them more motivating, and places a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and outcomes for the classroom. The course is useful for both those with some experience of ethical challenges and those new to such issues. Included is an optional team-building activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for all professionals who want to better understand the challenges of understanding and mastering ethical theory and practice within the professional environment. You will learn about why understanding ethics is so important and why consistency in your ethical approach is crucial, as well as different approaches to understanding ethics, how to apply different ethical frameworks, how to judge which ethical frameworks are appropriate for you and your students, and how to understand and mediate between different ethical standpoints

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

At the end of the course, you will:

The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.

You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own classes.

You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.

There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
March 7th 2022
Max. group size
12
Min. age
21
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Included
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
Price
21 hours
£395
Booking fee
£55

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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three
MONDAYIce-breaker
Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology
The Groundwork:
What is an ethical policy?
Why is it important to have an ethical policy? (+ case studies)
Output:
Participants discuss a given ethical dilemma.
How do they deal with this dilemma?
Comparison of group responses.
TUESDAYUnderstanding Ethics:
Language feedback
“The Trolley Problem” – five versions
What does it show us?
Ethical Frameworks
“Duty-based” and “Rule-bound” ethics
“Objective” ethics
Examples
Benefits
Problems
Helpful exercises
Output:
Participants discuss an ethical dilemma they have brought in.
We examine this in light of duty-based ethical frameworks
Is this a satisfactory solution?
WEDNESDAYUnderstanding Ethics:
Language feedback
What sort of communicator am I?
Ethics and SEN issues (autism, etc)
– workshopping solutions
Ethical Frameworks
“Consequentialist” / “Utilitarian” ethics
Examples
Benefits
Problems
Helpful exercises
Output:
Participants discuss an ethical dilemma they have brought in.
We examine this in light of consequentialist ethical frameworks
Is this a satisfactory solution?
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