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.
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.
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.