Ignatian Pedagogy Document (1993)

Ignatian Pedagogy - A Practical Approach is one of two key documents which emerged from a lengthy and worldwide reflection on Jesuit education in the 1970/80s. The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, published in 1986, sets out to describe a Jesuit school and its distinctive identity and mission. Ignatian Pedagogy followed in 1993 and sets out to articulate the Jesuit tradition of classroom teaching and learning.

The Ignatian Pedagogy document presents the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm - a model for teaching and learning in a Jesuit schoool. The model identifies three key components of Jesuit teaching and learning: (a) drawing on experience, (b) reflecting on that experience, and (c) the action that follows from learning. It also talks about the importance of understanding the context in which teaching and learning take place, and the need constantly to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of education.

Further information on The Characteristics of Jesuit Education document (1986)

Ignatian Pedagogy - A Practical Approach

This document was produced in 1993 for the Jesuit schools of the worlwide Society of Jesus. It sets out an approach to teaching and learning based on the dynamics and principles of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius. This version (2013) has been produced by the Jesuit Institute with enhanced footnotes.

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Ignatian Pedagogy - An Abridged Version of the Document on Teaching and Learning in a Jesuit School

This is an abridged version of the Ignatian Pedagogy document (2014). It may be useful as an introduction and for those beginning to teach in Jesuit and Ignatian schools. It was prepared as part of the resources for the Shared Vision programme in the British Jesuit schools.

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Printed copies of this document are available from the Jesuit Institute.

An Introduction to the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm

Fr Vincent Duminuco SJ introduces the model of teaching and learning in the Jesuit tradition: the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.

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The Five Components of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm

Fr Vincent Duminuco SJ explores in greater detail the five elements of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (experience, reflection, action, context, evaluation).

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