Religion Education instruction and ICT (Information and Communication Technology

Course Information
TitleΔιδακτική του μαθήματος των θρησκευτικών και ΤΠΕ [ΠΑΙΔ.ΕΠ.] / Religion Education instruction and ICT (Information and Communication Technology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasiliki Mitropoulou
Course ID600000533

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
General Prerequisites
no prerequisites are needed to attend the course
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able: -Τo notice the characteristics of the various educational theories and their relation with the educational psychology and the psychology of learning as well as recognize their importance and contribution to the learning process -Τo realize the relation among the various learning theories and their continuity through the implementation of ICT in the shool. -Τo identify the features of various theories of learning and recognize the importance and contribution to the process of learning, -Τo realize how the learning theories were influenced and modified after the integration of ICT and how this modifties the teaching approach and procedure, -Τo be able to relate and connect the learning theories with the teaching strategies, practices and applications. To be informed on the place of RE in the greek curricula, its goals and aims. to understand the peculiarity of the instruction of Religion to be informed on the teaching principles and teaching models and their implementation and integration into the teaching of Religion and be able to relate them with the learning theories. To prepare a teaching plan according to the modern teaching principles and models of teaching (teaching scenario, project) To know the pedagogical and instructional background of educational technologies (ICTs) To integrate constructively the educational technologies (ICTs) into the instructional design of Religion (digital teaching scenario) To be abe to find on the internet digital material (interactive e-books, educational software, learning objects, digital teaching scenarios) to integrate in the instruction of RE (Digital School, Panhellenic Platform of Learning Objects "PHOTODENTRO", platform AISOPOS etc).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course are developed issues related to contemporary learning theories (behavorism, constructivism, sociocultural, social, information processing, technolgical etc) and is presented the implementation of learning principles in educational frames related to the teaching approach of Religious Education in schools. More specifically, are presented: the place of RE in education and the most important factors related to it. The curricula, the content of the course, the basic methodological preconditions for the instructional design of RE. The methodology, structure and conduct of teaching of RE. The integration and exploitation of the ICT applications (Information and Communication Technology) at all phases of the teaching approach of RE.
Religious Education, Religion course in schools, curricula, teaching principles, teaching models, teaching methods, educational technology, ICT
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The lectures are supported with ppt presentations and visits to webpages. The powerpoint presentations are uploaded on the webpage of the professor. For the communication with the students is used the email server of A.U.Th., webmail, and the personal webpage of the professor.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Student Assessment
Students answer written questions on issues discussed in class. Assessment is based upon whether students state clear answers and develop personal critical attitude towards course thematic. They write a teaching plan for RE and present it within the course context.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Οι ΤΠΕ στη διδακτική του μαθήματος των Θρησκευτικών, Όστρακον, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015 2. Θεωρίες μάθησης και Αγωγής, Όστρακον, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2015 3. Χ. Βασιλόπουλος, Σχολική Θρησκευτική Αγωγή, Εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
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