Kyiv Theological Academy in 1869-1884

An Attempt to Combine Theological and Pedagogical Education

  • Tetiana Tverdokhlib H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University


The article reveals the history of Kyiv Theological Academy – the only higher educational institution of the Orthodox Church. It functioned on Ukrainian lands of the Russian Empire. Based on the analysis of historical and pedagogical literature, archive materials and documents placed in periodicals, the paper depicts theological education at Kyiv Theological Academy in general and focuses on pedagogical training that was organized there within 1869-84. Study of Pedagogy as a compulsory subject and taking special practical classes on the 4thyear are considered to be main components of pedagogical education at a higher theological educational institution. The paper reveals the content of Pedagogy, forms, and methods of teaching Pedagogy and peculiarities of staffing. The article focuses on the attempt of lecturers of Kyiv Theological Academy to organize students’ pedagogical practice at the local seminary, advantages, and disadvantages of pedagogical education at Kyiv Theological Academy and the level of education there compared with universities.

Keywords: Kyiv Theological Academy, Pedagogy, pedagogical education, special practical classes, theological education, form of education.

Author Biography

Tetiana Tverdokhlib, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

Tetiana Tverdokhlib is Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Doctoral Student of the Department of General Pedagogy and Pedagogy of Higher School at H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.

How to Cite
TVERDOKHLIB, Tetiana. Kyiv Theological Academy in 1869-1884. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 1, p. 111-132, june 2019. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 09 july 2020. doi: