Adopting Professional Educational Ethics and Standards in Teaching Practices

Program Details

Adopting Professional Educational Ethics and Standards in Teaching Practices
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Having educational bachelor degree or completed fundamental education qualification programs, and Reflective Practitioner Teacher – training program.
Material: Training Guide, Program Kit, and online resources on Marifah
Level - Track: Advanced Educational Qualification
Target Audience : Teachers (KG, Math, Science, English, and Computer Science) grade (1-3).

Short Description

Countries, with different cultures, are keen to adjust the practices of educational professions and they attempt to control its outputs. Many discussions and conferences were held and different documents were issued on the ethics of education profession. “ the pact of ethics of the teaching profession” issued by the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf countries , “pact of Education Profession ethics“ issued on 2006 by Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, and other relevant documents of similar content issued by education ministries in different countries.

Since it is essential for teachers to be aware of educational professions’ ethics, which is on how to conduct relations with partners in educational field. This program aims to clarify the ethics of education and how to adopt them in their behaviors, speech, and practices in educational quarter’s .Additionally, it aims to make ethics as a set of obligations and values that control teachers' behaviors and practices in his\her school life. This program also aims to introduce professional standards of teaching, how educators could understand it, and how they could link it to their profession teaching practices.

Big Ideas

Ethics can be defined in many ways, depending on one’s perspective.
Ethics can be applied to everything in our lives.
‘Code’ refers to both core values (ethics) and standards of conduct (behaviour).
Knowing the characteristics of effective teachers helps teachers to improve their professional skills and practices.
Professional standards in teaching are guidelines that indicate the quality of performance.
Ethical competences enlighten teachers’ practice.

Essential Questions

What are ethics?
What are ethics in education?
What are teaching-profession standards?
What are the characteristics of effective teachers?
How can teachers improve effectiveness?
What do professional standards in teaching involve?
How can teachers use ethical competences in improving their practices?


Unit Outcomes
  • • Illustrate the meaning of Ethics. 
  • • Explain the importance of ethics in an education system.
  • • Explain duties and rights as a teacher. 
  • • Analyze the expression, ‘Code of ethics for the teaching profession’.
  • • Design a practical guide to ethics and principles to be used by teachers.
  • • Critically define the term, ‘Code of Ethics’.
  • • Explain the characteristics of an effective teacher.
  • • Demonstrate the components of effective teaching..
  • • Explain how effective teachers promote effective teaching. /li>
  • • Design development plan based on professional standards of good teaching.
  • • Create indicators for professional standards in good teaching.
  • • Identify the required competences within the teacher in order to achieve professional standards.


No Assessment Component Weight
1 Attendance and Participation Participation 5
Attendance 5
2 Formative Assessment Self-assessment KWL-Q 5
Vocabulary Tool 5
Rate trainees’ knowledge using the Pre/Post Training Evaluation Form. 10
Assess competences in lesson planning, teaching, building a learning environment, design and use of materials, evaluation, professional development, and team participation synergy 10
Trainer Evaluation The trainee must answer a number of questions about the main ideas of this training unit. 10

Trainers’ notes based on the trainee’s work during activities by using a checklist and anecdotal notes.

3 Summative assessment Summative performance tasks: Plan a different play activities according the play types. 30
Exit Task 5
Portfolio 10
Final exam 20
Program Total 100

Time Distribution

No Item Time (min)
1 KWL-Q 15
2 Pre-Vocabulary Tool 15
3 Terminology 10
4 Activity 1.1: What is Ethics? 50
5 Activity 1.2: Ethics in Education. 50
6 Activity 1.3: Code of Ethics. 50
7 Activity 1.4: How to Apply Ethics 60
8 Assessment task 25
9 Activity 2.1: The Effective Teacher 55
10 Activity 2.2: Professional Standards for Teachers. 70
11 Activity 2.3: Standards Indicators. 50
12 Activity 2.4: Teacher’s Competences. 50
13 Activity 2.5: Evidence of Competences. 45
18 Assessment task 25
19 Post -Vocabulary Tool 10
20 Exit Task 20
Total 10 Hours

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