Pastoral Care issues A

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΠΟΙΜΑΝΤΙΚΗΣ Α΄. / Pastoral Care issues A
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAthanasios Gkikas
Course ID60005146

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students and priests will gain special knowledge through the research about the practice of pastoral's work in parishes, institutions and social communities. They will be informed through realistic and direct resources about issues that priests and social workers are facing during their work. Moreover, the co-operation between lay theologians and the parish life, as partners of a pastor, is reinforced.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course refers to the presentation of pastorals' work principles and methods. CONTENTS OF LECTURES 1) Introduction of the subject and its purpose. Presentation of work shop’s assignments and guidelines for their completion. Information on bibliography. 2) Basic Principles of pastoral practice. 3) Pastoral practice and methodology within church’s tradition. 4) Conditions of pastoral ministry and practice. 5) The structure of the Church’s body as the carrier of Pastoral. 6) Priesthood, Charisma, Institution 7) The personality of a priest and his responsibility towards his people. 8) The Pastoral version of Sacraments. 9) Curative Pastoral 10) Pastoral Practice and the current world. 11) Parish and Administration 12) Parish and social Institutions 13) Pastoral and Canonical Tradition.
Pastoral care, parish, priesthood
Educational Material Types
  • Selected related bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
power point e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities25
Written assigments90
Public presentations3
Student Assessment
The assesment of the Paper and oral exams related to the paper's subject (bibliography, structure, concept of the paper). The class attendance counts positively for the final grade. More than two absences from the class need to be justified. Students, who are not able to attend lectures for a reason, they have to come in contact with the lecturer in order to arrange the way of their assesment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν διανέμονται συγκεκριμένα συγγράμματα
Additional bibliography for study
Δίνεται στους φοιτητές εκτενής κατάλογος σχετικής βιβλιογραφίας.
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