7.1.1 Understand and apply the fundamental principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession.
Working with colleagues and parents is essential for educators. All the information shared should be confidential in a professional method.
The South African Council for Educators (SACE) assist the government with maintaining the profession`s professional teaching and ethical standards. Educators are registered or provisionally registered with SACE. Otherwise, they are not able to teach. The code of conduct is focused on the learner, parent, community, colleagues, profession, employer, and council. Total are there 51 codes of professional ethics. The code of ethics is there to protect the educator and student. Educators must understand and apply when they get into the teaching position.
Teachers should be aware of when and where to have student conversations. Teachers should not have student conversations alone in the classroom with the opposite sex. Other students or teachers should be there to protect them from any miscommunication. A better way is to find a public place outside. Following these measures, educators endure transparency in their professional behaviour, and the student educator relationship is not in danger. To lose SACE for educators mean they are not able to teach anymore. Applying the code of conduct protects the educator and student.