This article deals with main pedagogical ideas of Russian teachers of religious education of the late 19th — early 20th century that primarily address the search for eff ective ways and methods of teaching the main subject of the Russian school, namely religious education (Russ. Закон Божий “God’s Law”). The author proceeds following documentary and normative sources and works by teachers of religious education and identifi es main features in developing techniques for teaching religious education. The article describes its components: the specifi city of the content of the school subject and its parts; organisational forms, in the fi rst hand, the lesson and characteristic features of arranging its stages; the methods, namely the method of moral conclusion, introductory talks, method of biblical narrative, method of conclusive proof; techniques of teaching and checking results that look particularly interesting. The data presented in the article is a summary of research into teaching religious education in pre-revolutionary Russia. The article describes Russian experience in this sphere, which may be of interest to present-day teachers of Orthodox faith and culture.
teacher of religious education, religious education, Orthodox culture, pedagogical heritage, historical experience, methods of teaching, lesson, content of school subject, Sacred history, catechism, prayer, liturgy, forms of organisation, moral conclusion, means of training, visual aids, assessment in education
The article is written in 2017 within the framework of the project "The Church and the school in Russia in the period 1900-1918." supported by PSTGU Development Foundation.