Ethics and the Teaching Profession

Teaching is not only a technical role. It is complex relational and intellectual work. It requires hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, effective ethical reasoning.

As we begin a process to review the Code of Professionalism and Conduct (CoPAC), the journey starts not with the document itself but in a conversation about ethics.

A Practitioner Working Group, Expert Group and Partner Group have been established to explore and discuss ethics and the teaching profession in depth. Their work will then help set the direction of the consultation on, and suggested revisions to, CoPAC. Details of group membership will be published here soon.

Throughout 2022, GTC Scotland will publish a series of provocation videos from education professionals and experts in the field of ethics to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for registrants to feedback.

The resources gathered below explore teacher ethics, and are designed to facilitate the discussion and increase understanding of ethics as we work towards a consultation on CoPAC in 2023.

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