The character and purpose of the Religious Studies Course: Research on the Perceptions of Theological Teachers of Greek Secondary Education

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Συστηματικής Θεολογίας
Library of the School of Theology
Deposit date:
2022-06-18
Year:
2022
Author:
Zefkili Evangelia-Olga
Supervisors info:
Κωνσταντίνος Κορναράκης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Θεολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Μάριος Κουκουνάρας Λιάγκης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Θεολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Σταύρος Γιαγκάζογλου, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Θεολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Ο χαρακτήρας και ο σκοπός του Μαθήματος των Θρησκευτικών: Έρευνα για τις Αντιλήψεις των Θεολόγων Εκπαιδευτικών της ελληνικής Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The character and purpose of the Religious Studies Course: Research on the Perceptions of Theological Teachers of Greek Secondary Education
Summary:
In this dissertation I will attempt to explore the outlook and perspectives of currently active Religious Education teachers in Greece concerning the aims of Religious Education (RE) as a school subject and the potential nexus between their educational methods or practices and their religious beliefs. In the first part of the dissertation, I will attempt to illustrate the theoretical frame of the research, taking into consideration the international and Greek literature on the subject matters of the curricula/syllabi and pedagogical approaches in regard to the Religious Education, as well as personal educational theory as it is developed by multiple factors. Furthermore both the Greek and the international bibliography related to the above topics are listed and examined. The quantitative analysis of the results showed that RE teachers tend to prefer all pedagogical approaches with a dim priority in the modern and post modern approach, without marginalizing the pre – modern. In terms of their teaching methods, the results showed that they give high priority in the purpose of the course (why) and afterwards to the method (how) and to the content (what). As far as their personal religious belief is concerned, it seems to affect their preference for the purposes of RE, since the higher it is, the more they prefer the pre- modern – traditional and the modern educational approach rather than the post modern. Faith also seems to occupy a very important place in the life of Religious Education teachers, while their religiousness is not to the same degree.
Main subject category:
Religion
Keywords:
Religious Education, Curriculum, Syllabus, Objectives of Religious Education, Personal Educational Theory, Religious and Non-Religious Belief
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
184
Number of pages:
214
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