Why study this course?

This course provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the teaching methods and ethical concepts that underpin university modules on Anti-Corruption and on Integrity and Ethics that were developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under its Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.

It draws on material in the following links to create an interactive summary for university lecturers interested in developing their integrity curriculum:

Completing this course will increase your confidence and capacity to make the most of the E4J resources and, in doing so, enable you to enrich the anti-corruption, integrity and ethics teaching in your institution.

Course learning outcomes:

  • understand the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative and how it can be adapted for your own teaching

  • implement ways to foster an ethical learning environment

  • apply educational theories that unpin the creation of the E4J Modules

  • use the E4J exercises and case studies in your teaching to promote high quality anti-corruption, integrity and ethics education.

Knowledge assessment and a digital badge

At the end of the course there is an optional knowledge assessment. This a great way to check your understanding of what you have learned in this course and a chance to obtain your Open University digital badge. Full details on the assessment and the badge are given in the Conclusion section.

What is the E4J initiative?

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative in 2016. It forms part of its Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration on integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation.

You can learn more here about the E4J initiative.

The E4J Modules on Anti-Corruption, Integrity and Ethics