Orthodox Theology, Religious Education and Public Sphere

Course Information
TitleΟρθόδοξη Θεολογία, Μάθημα των Θρησκευτικών και Δημόσιος Χώρος / Orthodox Theology, Religious Education and Public Sphere
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthanasios Stogiannidis
Course ID600019353

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΠέμπτη 19:00 έως 22:00
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) -Name and analyse the basic educational aims of Public Education in Greece -Distinguish the fundamental characteristics of Religious Education and Congregational Education (Skills) -Locate the influences that emerge from orthodox tradition and life in the monuments of Greek culture, and use their observations effectively by designing the teaching process of Religious Course (Competencies) -Value the role and educational importance of Religious Education within the framework of Public Education basic aims -Shape critically their own view on how dimensions of Orthodox Theology can be used as educational contents of Religious Education in the Greek Public School
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
  • 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)
Basic aim of the course is to explore and highlight the relationships developed between Orthodox Theology, Religious Education and Public Sphere, as it has been shaped in modern Greek reality. Taking the above perspective as a point of departure, the following axes are explored: -Conceptual definition of public space -The Public Space in Greece today -The impact of the Orthodox Church regarding the way of life that characterizes modern Greek society -The importance of Orthodox Theology on issues related to the Public Space of Greek reality -The relationship between Public Space and Public Education -The relationship between Public Space and Religious Education - Religion as a course embodied into the Curriculum of public school -The distinction between Religious Education and Congregational Education - Religious Education oriented to orthodox tradition and life and its impact for the Public Space in Greece
Orthodox Theology, Religious Education, Public Sphere, Public Education
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 Assigment150.6
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. (2017). Μελετήματα Σχολικής Παιδαγωγικής και Διδακτικής του Μαθήματος των Θρησκευτικών Α΄. Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη.
Additional bibliography for study
-Δεληκωσταντής, Κ. (2009). Η Παιδεία ως πολιτισμός του προσώπου. Αθήνα: Έννοια. -Κακαβούλης, Αλ. (2019). Τα ουσιώδη της Παιδείας μας. Επείγουσα αναζήτηση. Αθήνα. -Schambeck, M. / Simojoki, H. / Stogiannidis, A. (Hg.) (2019). Auf dem Weg zu einer ökumenischen Religionsdidaktik. Grundlegungen im europäischen Kontext, Freiburg im Breisgau: HERDER. -Pirner, M. / Lähnemann, J. / Hausmann, W. / Schwarz, S. (Ed) in connection with Bubmann, P / Höhne, F. / Nehring, A. / Simojoki, H.. / Wabel, T. (2018), Public Theology, Religious Diversity, and Interreligious Learning. Contributing to the Common Good Through Religious Education. New York and London: Routledge.
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