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Professional Ethics and Morality: Course Outline

Professional ethics is defined as the personal and corporate rules that govern behavior within the context of a particular profession.

Course Outline

Rationale of the Course:

A teacher in the Islamic intellectual and cultural tradition is a role model who communicates knowledge (tilawah of ayat); elaborates and explains the text (ta’lim of Kitab); assists in personal, intellectual and ethical development (tazkiyah); and shares in wisdom, expertise and comprehension of the issues (hikmah). Teaching of Social and Applied Sciences, in the western paradigm, usually lack this dimension. Islam wants a Professional to fully internalize Ethical values while learning and increasing knowledge in his own area of specialization. In order to let a student internalize Islamic global values, a teacher must have conceptual clarity, authentic knowledge and ethically inspired behavior in his/her teaching practice and in professional dealings.

This Postgraduate course in Professional Ethics and Applied makes an effort to achieve this objective. It provides an opportunity to career educationists to improve their skills and techniques as well as their ethical vision and world view which is a pre-requisite for meaningful dissemination of knowledge and quality education.

Aims:

       1. To understand meaning and role of ethics in creation and application of knowledge.

2.  To offer academic training in applied ethics and morality as enshrined in the Non-variable Islamic sources.

3. To provide opportunity for critical thinking needed for making ethical judgments in             Social and Applied Sciences.

4. To understand how the Prophet alayhayassatatamassalam applied ethical principles in his human transactions.

Objectives:

  1. To build capacity for making ethical judgments in the light of objectives and the principles of Divine guidance (shari’ah) in order to serve the purpose of human creation of vicegerency (Khilafah) on earth.
  2. To understand, share and own the vision and mission of the University while engaged in striving for ethical and professional excellence.
  3. To become a role model for students in compassion, sacrifice, social responsibility, research and investigation, truthfulness, honesty and ethical accountability.
  4. To learn how to act as a pro-active agent of change in society
  5. To learn about ethical normal issue related to professional and known contemporary apical issue 

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of the module, participants shall be able to:

1.Understand meaning of ethics, morality, ethical judgment, freedom of the will, and role of ethics in professional development.

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