Religious Education at State School as a Subject of Formation, Culture and Inspiration

Course Information
TitleΤα Θρησκευτικά στο Δημόσιο Σχολείο ως Μάθημα Παιδείας, Πολιτισμού και Έμπνευσης / Religious Education at State School as a Subject of Formation, Culture and Inspiration
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Stogiannidis
Course ID600018365

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ Ε (102)
CalendarThursdsay 15:00 to 18:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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 (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: (Knowledge) -Explain why Religious Education is an essential part of General Education provided at State Schools (Skills) -Locate and approach critically the theological aspects in artworks and use them effectively in the teaching process of Religious Education, so that the subject can become a source of inspiration for pupils -Develop within the educational context of Religious Education their own didactic proposals, with the help of which possible connecting points between culture and theology can be found (Competencies) -Be aware of the fact, that theology is linked to culture and appreciate this relationship as an important contribution to Religious Education
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic aim of this course is to approach and consider Religious Education in terms of three aspects, which are of a pedagogical importance. These are the following: a. Formation, b. Culture c. Inspiration and Creativity as well. The course is structured in two parts: 1st Part: the aforementioned aspects are examined from a theoretical point of view. More precisely: -Regarding the Formation aspect, it is explained why religious education is an indispensable part of the state school curriculum forming part of the General Education of pupils. -In relation to the cultural aspect, the relationship between the subject of Religious Education and culture in general is analyzed, while the discussion topic is to what extent the indigenous cultural environment of the pupils can contribute to the cultivation of a meaning in their life and to the development of their critical thinking. -Regarding the inspirational and creative aspects, a question is posed on which way students in Religious Education can gain not only new knowledge but also broaden their horizon of spiritual orientation. In other words, it deals with how Religious Education is able to bring inspiration to young people 2nd part, the students write and present their assignments and essays during the course. The aim of their work is to identify theological elements in musical works (i.e. music, painting, literature etc.) of their own preference; they also submit their own proposals regarding the teaching methodology that should be applied in order for these artworks to be integrated effectively into the teaching process of Religious Education.
Religious Education, Public Education, Formation, Culture
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
By the teaching and learning process is used the "Power Point" application and distance learning as well.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments150.6
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 (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στογιαννίδης, Αθ. (Επιμέλεια, Εισαγωγή, Μετάφραση, Σχόλια) (2018). Μάθημα Παιδείας, Πολιτισμού και Έμπνευσης. Ατενίζοντας το Μέλλον της Θρησκευτικής Εκπαίδευσης στην Ευρώπη. Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη.
Additional bibliography for study
-Biesinger, A. / Münch, J. / Schweitzer, F. (2008). Glaubwürdig unterrichten. Biographie - Glaube - Unterricht. Freiburg; Basel; Wien: Herder -Δεληκωνσταντής, Κ. (2009). Η Σχολική Θρησκευτική Αγωγή. Μεταξύ Παιδαγωγικής και Θεολογίας. Αθήνα: Έννοια. -Roebben, B. )2016. Wie viel und welche Theologie im Religionsunterricht? Über die Intimität der Theologie in der Öffentlichkeit der Schule. Στο: Theologisch-Praktische Quartalschrift, 164, σσ. 181-191. -Schlag, T. / Suhner, J. (2017). Theologie als Herausforderung religiöser Bildung. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
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