Thursday 19 May 2016

2.6: The Good Teacher

Character in the Professions: Teaching

Discussion Board Unit 2.6

Review the Code of Conduct and Practice for Registered Teachers document (General Teaching Council for England) and the Teachers' Standards 2011 from

Consider the ‘you must’ and ‘you should’ terms used in the Teachers' Standarads 2011 document.
Design your own ethical dilemma scenario which challenges the compliance with the 'you must' or 'you should' terms. Create a list of actions available for a teacher and ask a fellow student to read your dilemma and choose a choice of action.
Discuss your answers below:

1 comment:

  1. Looking at the you 'must' term of: Managing behaviour effectively. This could cause a few ethical dilemmas in the classroom. If you have a child with severe behaviour problems and they are refusing to co-operate you might have to treat them differently in order to calm them down or diffuse the situation. There may be a particular reward that motivates them to behave. This may make other students feel unimportant and disappointed that they too are not getting the same rewards for simply behaving well every lesson. Another dilemma (which I encountered at my primary observation) could be that you are working with an autistic child who is very affectionate and wants to hug you a lot or hold your hand during lessons, as they communicate with their family and friends in the same way. You can either ignore the pupil and try to stop them from hugging you, by walking away, or you can risk getting in trouble and hug the child back. Either way you risk looking unprofessional or you risk upsetting the child.