Department: Master of Education
Module Description: Teacher professional and personal values and ethics are central to teacher professional practice. The fundamental principles, concepts and practices are explored. The nature, policies and issues in teacher professional values are critically examined from different contexts and perspectives including the UAE, GCC and international contexts and teacher professional organisations. How these professional values and ethics are applied in practice contexts especially in relation to respecting and promoting UAE values, personal and professional ethics, accountability to learners, complying with national, organisational and international expectations, and establishing communication and collaboration with all stakeholders. It draws on wide range of sources including national/international/organisational policies, research literature and case studies.
McLaughlin, T. H. (2008). ‘Philosophy, values and schooling: principles and predicaments of teacher example’, in D. Carr, M. Halstead, & R. Pring (eds.). Liberalism, education and schooling: essays by T. H. McLaughlin. Exeter: Imprint Academic. pp. 222–238.
The national code of ethics and professional conduct Open resource
UAE heritage and culture
National educational vision and direction
Education: a key enabler to deliver UAE Vision 2021
Demonstrate personal and professional ethics
Your school’s code of ethics for teachers (review similar code of ethics from other contexts online if your school has none); e.g. - Association of American Educators
Establish communication and collaboration