Ignatian Pedagogy: A Contemporary Vision

Ignatian Pedagogy: A Contemporary Vision will be taught by Rev Dr Gerard Healy SJ in Semester 1, 2019. This unit will examine and analyse the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: self-knowledge and self-discipline; attentiveness; respect for intellect and reason as tools for discovering truth; discerning the right course of action; flexibility in problem solving; large-hearted ambition; and, a desire ‘to find God in all things’.

The unit will explore the relevance of the Ratio Studiorum to a contemporary context and study the practical ways in which Jesuit education is being applied and practiced throughout the world. It will interpret and analyse core Ignatian concepts such as: ‘Magis’, ‘Cura Personalis’, and ‘Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam’, as well as the aim and intention of ‘Forming Women & Men for others’ so that they become ‘Agents of Change’. It will explore the way these concerns impact on the leadership and pedagogical practices within Jesuit educational institutions. The unit will also examine the close relationship between Ignatius’ vision for education and the Spiritual Exercises.

The unit is being delivered face-to-face and online; and is cross-listed in the disciplines of Spirituality and Religious Education.

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