(Un)questionable boundaries of a teacher’s decision-making in shaping the image of sanctity among children? Cover Image

(Nie)kwestionowane granice decyzyjności pedagoga w kształtowaniu obrazu świętości wśród dzieci?
(Un)questionable boundaries of a teacher’s decision-making in shaping the image of sanctity among children?

Author(s): Anna Zellma
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, School education
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: pedagogy; education; sanctity; educator; children; values;

Summary/Abstract: A teacher’s work with children of preschool and early school age focuses on achieving the teaching and educational objectives, as well as those related to childcare. The tasks include, among others, supporting pupils in shaping the image of the world, recognising different values and criteria, as well as methods of choosing them, obtaining basic social skills, and shaping moral and religious attitudes. The educator is obliged to show the children universal values and ethical principles. They also have to present role models and motivate their pupils to imitate them. All of this fosters an image of sanctity among children. When it comes to making decisions regarding the shaping of the image of sanctity among children, the teacher is restricted by educational law, especially the core curriculum of general education, as well as the school’s curriculum. This restriction applies mainly to the objectives and content of teaching and education. However, in matters of methodology, the teacher has many possibilities for creative action. They may exceed the methodologies suggested by educational law and design their own teaching innovations. With regard to shaping the image of sanctity among children, of particular note are All Saints’ Day balls, Angel Days, educational games and activities, family fairs, saints’ parades, competition and stage productions.

  • Issue Year: 31/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 199-216
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish