VALUES DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING PROCESS
Authors: ANTON LISNIK, KATARÍNA GREŇOVÁ
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The value of human life currently ranks among the topics which are often discussed by general public as well as by experts of various scientific faculties. It also belongs to subjects that have been perpetually dividing society into two camps. The first one consists of those for whom life is sacred, refusing any human interference and influence. The second one is a group of those for whom quality of life is more important and when, in their view, a human life does not happen to be good enough and further suffering only “derogates” its dignity, such life is allowed to be terminated. Natural law, which exists in every human, is divided into those who stand on the side of life and its dignity and to those who believe the human was created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, it is important to talk about the value and dignity of human life, especially with children and young people who currently receive a great amount of often conflicting information which they cannot properly evaluate. Besides family, which is supposed to be the first source of information on fundamental issues of human life, young people acquire information that may affect their thinking and acting also in school, mainly during religion and ethic education lessons.