Didactics of Biblical, Patristic, Liturgical and Dogmatic Texts in Religious Education

Course Information
TitleΔιδακτική βιβλικών, πατερικών, λειτουργικών και δογματικών κειμένων στο ΜτΘ [ΠΑΙΔ.ΕΠ.] / Didactics of Biblical, Patristic, Liturgical and Dogmatic Texts in Religious Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Stogiannidis
Course ID60005514

Programme of Study: UPS School of Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 150
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization743

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students are able to: (Knowledge) -Determine and analyze the didactic, educational and psychological conditions on the basis of which biblical, patristic, dogmatic and liturgical texts can be used as learning contents in Religious Education. (Skills) -Implement the basic principles of didactic analysis onto biblical, patristic, liturgical and dogmatic texts in the teaching process of Religious Education. (Competences) -Develop a critical attitude on the importance of biblical, patristic, liturgical, and dogmatic texts as didactic means portraying the culture and thought of Orthodox Theology. -Perceive the significance of biblical, patristic, liturgical, and dogmatic texts as learning contents, that contribute to the mutual acquaintance, respect and co-existence with other religious traditions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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 main purpose of the course is to examine the way in which the Biblical, Patristic, Liturgical and Dogmatic texts can be used as educational content in Religious Education. Therefore, a Didactic Analysis is attempted on the contents of these texts. At the same time, the significance of these texts is taken into account, in relation to pupils' life as a reflection of fundamental questions about human existence, of course, in direct reference to the basic aspects of Orthodox theology. Finally, issues concerning teaching methodology are highlighted so to theological aspects of these texts be accessible to pupils.
Didactics, Religious Education, Theory of Religious Education, Didactic Analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Student Assessment
Students are questioned in writting and orally on issues discussed in class. Assessment is based upon whether students state clear answers and develop personal critical attitude towards course thematic.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Στογιαννίδης, Αθανάσιος (2016). Η Διδακτική του Συμβόλου. Προσεγγίσεις στη Θεωρία της διδασκαλίας του Μαθήματος των Θρησκευτικών. Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη. 2. Kalantzis, Mary / Cope, Bill (2013). Νέα Μάθηση. Βασικές Αρχές για την Επιστήμη της Εκπαίδευσης. (Εισαγωγή & επιμέλεια: Αρβανίτη, Ευγενία). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
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