Course: Pastoral Care of the Youth

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Course title Pastoral Care of the Youth
Course code KPD/PAM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Kaplánek Michal, doc. Th.D.
  • Dudová Anna, Mgr.
Course content
o Youth and young people in terms of Jewish and Christian traditions o Development of youth services in the Church o Pastoral youth care in terms of theology o Impact of the Church in Education o youth offers for the free time in the Church o Social youth work and its educational and pastoral aspects o religious activities aimed at children and youth (in the Czech Republic)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
Presentation of the knowlege of the basics of youth ministry in the catholic church. The starting point is the situation of youth in contemporary society and its reflection in terms of Judeo-Christian tradition. The emphasis is on diaconical concept of youth ministry, which is based on an understanding of the place of Church in the contemporary society.
definition of the basic terms of the youth ministry in the catholic church exploratin of the diaconical concept of youth pastoral care use of the theological criteria for the youth ministry in the catholic church

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

An evaluation of selected religious or social activities in terms of the diaconical concept of youth work in the Church. The output of this evaluation will be the basis for an examen.
Recommended literature
  • Ferchhoff, W. Jugend an der Wende des 20..
  • Helsper, W. Jugend zwischen Moderne und Postmoderne, Opladen. 1991.
  • Hobelsberger, Lechner, Tzscheetzsch. Ziele und Aufgaben kirchlicher Jugendarbeit, München. 1996.
  • Kaplánek, M. Pastorace mládeže: studijní text pro pracovníky s mládeží. Praha, 1999.
  • Lechner, M. Pastoraltheologie der Jugend.. München, 1992.
  • Pavel VI. Evangelii nuntiandi.

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 (2015) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter