Phil.-theol. University Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz
and Initiative Christian Family
The study course is aimed at adults who work with children and teenagers or those who want to attain new insights into sexual education.
Development-sensitive sexual education supports children and teenagers according to their whole personal development.
Expression of the person.
Agree with oneself and the other gender.
To live bonding according to ones stage of development.
To be a person.
To be a woman. To be a man.
To live life in full.
Integration of sexuality into ones own personality provides the basis for a successful bonding.
The study-course Body-Bonding-Identity is transdisciplinary. Theological and philosophical anthropology of sexuality is related to sexual science and psychological evolution contents. Such a sexual education asks under which educational conditions and with which methods growing up children can be accompanied in their sexual development to live a successful sexuality and bonding. This way a development-sensitive sexual education is created, which is communicated by the development of the following abilities:
Design of a development-sensitive sexual education going out from the child and teenager
Conversion of a philosophical-theological anthropolgy into sex education practice
well founded examination of current developments and trends in sex education
Michael Bozanovic, Jugendreferent, Religionslehrer und Sexualpädagoge ESSP, Villach/A
Yoshi Ikuta, Lehrer, Sexualpädagoge ESSP, Berlin/D
Rupert Haselberger, Sexualpädagoge ESSP, Nöchling/A
Maria Schober, Sexualpädagogin ESSP, Referentin für Theologie des Leibes, Salzburg/A
Sexuality and culture – Philosophy – Anthropology – Ethics
Sociology and psychology:
society and indiviual – lust and psychic integration
Psychology of sexuality
Development-sensitive sexual education of adolescents
Development-sensitive sexual education of infancy
Sexuality in context with supervision and threats:
the media – pornography – addiction
Sexual education between body – sexual education – sensuality
Law and prevention; limitations of sexual education work
Sexual pedagogic training and supervision
Analysis of cultur-anthropological development of sexuality, reflexion of modern gender discourses, baselines of ethics of gender and sexuality.
Philosophical and ethical baselines for adolescence, appliance to sexual education questions like sexual behaviour, borderline endangerment behaviour, sexuality and relationship/partnership, prevention, pregnancy and abortion.
The sociology of sexuality, sexual pedagogy in the light of changing theories, line of discourse of a psychology of sexuality, self-differentiation and bonding, successful sexuality between lust and psychic integration.
Self-experience: sexuality-society-oneself. Biographical characteristics. Different approaches of theories of sexuality reflected case specific; successful sexuality as aim of a development-sensitive sexual education, recognizing traumas and borderline endangerment in sexual education.
Theories of sexual development; sexuality as a function of psychic integration of sexuality and gender; developing of risk sexuality, meaning of motivational sexual theory in pedagogic supervision and prevention.
Connections between social and psychic integration of sexuality and gender in one´s whole personality; application of the concepts of developmental tasks in biography and educational work.
Scientific data of sexuality and adolescence; development-psychological core issues and consequences; encouragement of integration of sexuality and gender; resilience, salutogenesis and sexuality; living relationships, sexual orientation and diversity.
Indexing of scientific sources and empirical data; methods and processes of the development-sensitive educational supervision of adolescence; successful sexuality and gender development in relation to development-sensibility. Aim:
Guidance to age-based, self-determined and differentiated discussion with these themes.
Research area childhood and sexuality; development of the child – cognitive, linguistical, emotional, sexual; ways of looking at the problem of a sexual education of infants; analysis and discussion of different approaches to sexual education.
Working out themes for kindergarden and primary schools: encouragement of self-differentiation and social competence, talking with children about sexuality, borderline endangerment of sexual behaviour in infancy, sense of self and awareness of others, regulation of emotions in infancy.
Introduction of the science of impact of use of the media and pornography, chances and limitations in dealing with the theme of addiction.
exual education counceling within the development-sensitive sexual education; case exercises.
not yet published
Supervision and practical guidance for the psychosocial theory of a development-sensitive sexual education.
Prof. em. for religious philosophy and comparative religious studies at the TU Dresden, managing director of the EUPHRat Institute, Heiligenkreuz
member of “Initiative Christian Families” of the Austrian Bishops Conference. Director of the courses of studies “Theology of the body” and „Body-Bonding -Identity“
On which dates will the study course take place?
The dates for the next study course (Spring 2020) will be announced in due time.
Which themes will be examined at the LBI?
Who is this study-course for?
Is matriculation and/or a university-entrance diploma compulsory for this study course?
There are two possibilities to graduate from the study-course:
Which profile of qualification is expected from candidates?
To start the education to be a teacher of sexuality LBI the candidate requires
This profile can be an inspiration for the letter of motivation, which has to be filed together with the application forms. A christian religious denominaton is required.
What is required for the application?
How does the application procedure work?
Mail to email@example.com requesting documentation.
Filing of the application until 15th January, 2018.
In case of positive assessment invitation to participate in the first module from 28th February to 4th March, 2017. To avoid a separate trip to Heiligenkreuz just for admission discussions, the talks will be held during and at the first module. At the end of the module each participant interested will receive in writing if he/she is admitted to the study-course.
What happens at the admission discussion?
The admission discussion is a talk with the rector of the academy, the management of LBI, the person responsible for the content of the course and one or two other people. On one hand it should clarify if the course in question can meet with the expectation of the applicant and on the other hand if the applicant meets the profile of requirements of the LBI.
How does the assessment of performance take place?
Which certificate can be achieved?
Sexual educator ESSP
What will be credited at other places of studies?
The Phil.-theol. Hochschule Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz grants for the indivdual
modules two to three ECTS;
a consideration in the area of a philosophical or theological basic or postgraduate-studies is possible as well as in the area of elective courses in various branches of studies. About the acknowledgement decides each branch of study one applies at.
Can one also start during the study-course?
As the individual modules build upon the other a start during the running course is only possible after consultation with the director of the study-course.
What are the charges of the study-course?
Participation charge for each module is 250€.
Participation charge for students for each module is 220€.*
Participation charges for married couples per person 220€.
* restricted scholarship can be granted in cases of financial hardship for fulltime immatriculated students. This is only possible due to a donation made. The application including reason is to be made to
Mrs. Taschner: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of financial shortage there is the possibility of payment by installments.
Who is responsible for the study-course?
Planing, content and enforcement is carried out by the Initiative Christliche Familie in co-operation with the Institut für entwicklungssensible Sexualpädagogik im Idisb e.V. and the Phil.-theol. Hochschule Benedikt XVI. Heiligenkreuz/Wienerwald.
Director of studies: Lic.theol. Corbin Gams MTh
Rector of the academy: Prof.P.Dr. Karl Wallner OCist
Fachwissenschaftliche Leitung: Markus Hoffmann, Dipl. Soz. Arbeit, Entwickl.Psych. M.Ed.
Where do I find contact persons?
For further information and questions please contact Mr. Michael Bozanovic
The body, and only it, can make the invisible visible: the spiritual and the divine.
John Paul II.
Modernity must think of love as something far more wide ranging as it does.