Components, Purpose, Nature, Origin and importance of Ethics of Teaching in instruction


1.The concept of the teacher(who is a teacher?)
2.Obligations of a teacher (performance in class, society and school).
-proper time management
-ready and organized for duty.
-learners expectation that the teacher will change behavior.
-focus on expectations from the school administration.
-expectations from the society that a teacher should be a leader and role model.
-a teacher should be prepared to teach anytime.
-be creative and come with new ideas
Ideally the obligation of the teachers is creativeness .
-available to provide services when needed.
Respect work and authority at all times.

3.Socializing and interaction of the teacher (between learners , members of the staff and society members)
Among the areas of interest include:
-readiness to work anywhere with anyone.
-a teacher should have interest in all people.
-a teacher is expected to maintain reasonable distance reasonable social, professional and academic distance between themselves and learners.
-teachers should carry themselves around with decorum and avoid embarrassing others or themselves, avoid shameful situations, avoid temper.

  1. The person of the teacher (conducts of the teacher, respectful to learners and members of staff).
    5.Code of dressing – decent dressing and well groomed.
  2. The language of a teacher (the teacher should use proper language).

1.To make teaching profession a unique course, to be a mentoring profession which has intention of creating a desired community in education and the society hence facilitating transformation and modernization of the society. And be above other professions.

  1. To prepare a teacher to have unique qualities only found on teaching profession eg. Integrity, humility, responsibility,
  2. To bring about integration of different perspectives of teaching.
    4.To prepare teacher with legal framework of the teaching profession.
  3. It is through ethics of teaching that we have innovations in teaching.
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  • It is a course that is social, professional, technical and academic. It is dynamic as it responds to development in education and society.
  • Are the determinants of the quality of teaching hence combinations the learners capacity.
  • Ethics of teaching promotes the image of a teacher and teaching Profession.
  • Ethics ensure that teaching is done in a conducive environment.


  1. Cultural practices especially related to socialization.
  2. Teacher education programme especially teacher preparation where professional teaching concerning education are articulated.
  3. Teaching experience where creative and innovative teachers are able to develop and pick up the best product of teaching.
  4. Directives and guidance from relevant education authorities concerning education and conduct of teaching.
  5. Development in education (research, emerging perspectives in education).
  6. Disasters and crises in the society. The population growth, the leaner characters etc.



  1. Development of the learner and the society – ethics of teaching are the vehicles of individual learners and society, ethics promote initiative, creativity and innovativeness of learners which promote national development.
  2. Development of conducive learning environment – ethics establish teacher-student relationship hence promotes learning and enable the teacher to impart required information to the learners and share his experiences with the learner.
  3. Inculcation of emerging trends in learners in the learners – ethics provide opportunities of adapting to and adoption of innovation in teaching such as learner centered approach and democracy.
  4. Ethics of teaching are supposed to be instruments not only for modernizing instructional technology but also promoting quality and equity in the learning.
    5 . Promotion of both the image of teacher and the profession.
  5. Integration of the nature of ethics of teaching promotes integration of the elements of instructional programmes.
  6. The role of the ethics of teaching- the use of the ethics of teaching is an expectation in instruction, if ethics are NOT observed eg respect to learners, and stake holders, There will be poor learning outcome.
  7. The development of creativity and innovativeness of learners – use of ethics provides the teacher and learner with opportunity to discover for themselves and their potential in instructional programme.