Course: Pedagogical Utilisation of Religious Themes

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Course title Pedagogical Utilisation of Religious Themes
Course code KPD/DPNT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Havel Tomáš Cyril, Mgr. Dr. theol.
  • Blažek Iňová Veronika, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
By content, the subject is divided into following topic units: - religious plurality in European culture and religious education (religion teaching, catechesis) - correlation theory - meditation and celebration in didactic work with religious topics - didactics of symbol - experience in religious learning process - use of "Philosophy for children" elements in religious learning process - basic elements of "Topic focused interaction in religious learning process" - basic insights into using of "role playing" method in religious learning process

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to facilitate to students - get the basic insight into the contemporary issue of religious education of children, youth and adults by a form of religious teaching and catechesis - adopt the basics of practical use of the correlation theory - use special methods for opening a religious learning process in pedagogical practice (didactics of symbol, reflections of experience, meditation, celebration) - get the basic insight into contemporary didactical conceptions applicable in the religious learning process (topic focused interaction, role playing)
The aim of the subject is to facilitate to students - get the basic insight into the contemporary issue of religious education of children, youth and adults by a form of religious teaching and catechesis - adopt the basics of practical use of the correlation theory - use special methods for opening a religious learning process in pedagogical practice (didactics of symbol, reflections of experience, meditation, celebration) - get the basic insight into contemporary didactical conceptions applicable in the religious learning process (topic focused interaction, role playing)
Prerequisites
Prerequisite for registering this subject is completing of subject Religious dimension of education.
KPD/KOBD and KPD/NÁBV

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Student portfolio analysis

Students will attend five three four hours blocks where they will be introduced into basic didactic methods for religious learning process. By self-study in available didactic materials they will verify means of their application and they will make a reflection in written form. In the second step they will make simple didactical project for implementing didactical work with religious topic into selected free-time activity. They will regularly consult their work process with subject guarantee (one individual consultation per semester at least). They will defend the didactical project in final colloquium.
Recommended literature
  • Katechetické a pedagogické centrum. Metodiky a pracovní listy (on-line). Ostrava.
  • MARITAIN, Jacques. Man and the state. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.
  • Muchová L. Budete mými svědky. Brno, 2011. ISBN 978-80-86953-82-3.
  • Muchová L. Na cestě k lidské a křesťanské dospělosti (on-line.
  • Muchová L. Náboženská edukace v současné společnosti. Ružomberok, 2009. ISBN 978-80-8084-425-7.
  • Muchová L. Vyslovit nevyslovitelné. Brno, 2005. ISBN 80-7325-075-6.
  • Muchová, Ludmila. Cíle a cesty k prohlubování lidství. Didaktika náboženství v ČR pro 21. století. České Budějovice. ISBN 978-80-87900-05-5.
  • Sousedík, Stanislav. Svoboda a lidská práva. Praha: Vyšehrad, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7429-036-7.
  • STEEL, S., HOMENIUK, A. (eds.). Suffering and the Intelligence of Love in the Teaching Life: In Light and in Darkness. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. ISBN 978-3-030-05957-6.
  • Svobodová, Z.:. Nelhostejnost: Črty k (ne)náboženské výchově.. Praha. Malvern., 1995. ISBN 80-86702-07-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter