Education of Religion and Ethics

Religion and Ethics courses are carried out with regards to general objectives of the ministry of education and special goals of the course. The course covers 2 lesson hours in a week.

The aim of Religion and Ethics course is to contribute to the generation by encouraging them to study under the light of science and mind to reach a consciousness where global and humane ethical values overlap religions and ethical values.

Goals

With regards to Atatürk’s quote “Every person is dependent on a place to learn about their religion, religious works and faith. And this place is the school.” In Religion and Ethics course, we aim to educate individuals who have the following principles.

  • Having a true understanding of religion,
  • Being at peace with oneself and the people around
  • Tolerant, embracing the differences as a cultural wealth, using a comprehensive language, having the culture of living together,
  • Completed self-actualization, have higher conscious of self-worth and balanced and healthy in body, mind, morals, and emotion.

In the direction of the course objectives, student-centred approaches, learning by understanding, researching, questioning, creativity methods and innovations in education are followed and brought in through the process of learning-teaching and within the frame of aimed knowledge, skills, attitude, values, concepts, having high moral and personality traits, having sense of social responsibility.

Individual and group activities, teacher and student involvement in the discussion and learning by doing-thinking are utilized intensely. This method makes it possible to explain, interpret and evaluate the topics at hand.

Aim in testing and evaluation of the course is to define the levels of comprension and learning of the students, to allow our students to catch up with the difficult topics by giving feedback. So, we contribute to coming years’ curriculum development as well. “Process-oriented evaluation” is based on in testing and evaluation.

Testing and Evaluation

Two written exams are applied twice each term. Result of the exams, participation in the class activities and project grades are averaged and form end of the term grade.