Course: Fundamental Topics of Religious Education

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Course title Fundamental Topics of Religious Education
Course code KPD/KNONP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Havel Tomáš Cyril, Mgr. Dr. theol.
Course content
- Basic concepts of religious pedagogy (theological and social science background, anthropological aspects of religious faith, subject of NP, goals of religious education, NP as a scientific discipline) - Religious experience (definition, features, relation to the problems of contemporary society, relation to religious faith) - Religious education in the Bible, from the early church to the emergence of NP as a separate discipline) - Theological anthropology as a basis for NP thought and action - Religious education and sociological, religious-sociological, developmental-psychological perspectives - Overarching theories of religious education

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Monitoring, Projection, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Group work, Case studies
Learning outcomes
The course names and analyzes the basic themes of the theory of religious pedagogy.
The students are supposed to set the criteria for evaluation of competence and conditions for Religion education and education in current society. They define closer the fields of Religion education, which correspond with a religious dimension of people. They critically evaluate the chances and difficulties of Religion education in current European culture.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar work

Study of basic literature and certification of knowledge in an oral examination
Recommended literature
  • Boschki, R. Einführung in die Religionspädagogik. 2008.
  • Grom, B. Religionspsychologie. München, 2007.
  • Grümme, B. Menschen bilden? Eine religionspädagogische Anthropologie. Freiburg, 2012.
  • Jakobs, M. Neue Wege der Katecheze. München, 2010.
  • Muchová, L. Budete mými svědky. Brno, 2011.
  • Muchová, L. Náboženská edukace v současné společnosti. Ružomberok, 2009.
  • Muroňová, E. Spirituální dimenze kultury školy na základní škole na příkladu ČR. Brno, 2011.
  • Schweitzer, F., Englert,R., Schwab, U., Ziebertz, H.-G. (eds.). Entwurf einer pluralitätsfähigen Religionspädagogik. Freiburg, 2002.
  • Schweitzer, F., Englert,R., Schwab, U., Ziebertz, H.-G. (eds.). Welche Religionspädagogik ist pluralitätsfähig?: Strittige Punkte und weiterführende Perspektiven. Freiburg, 2012.

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): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter