Ignatian and Jesuit Pedagogy

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Carol Scheidenhelm

The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy is in the process of scheduling a series of events focused on our Jesuit mission as reflected in our teaching activities. We are fortunate to have as our advisor Fr. Jose Mesa, Secretary for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Jesuit Order. Fr. Mesa is a faculty fellow in FCIP. Fr. Mesa will kick off the year with two, hour-long sessions scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 26; both sessions are from 11:30-12:30 in Cuneo Hall 109. During session I, Fr. Mesa will outline the foundations of Ignatian and Jesuit education. On the second Wednesday, the session topic will be more recent developments in Ignatian and Jesuit thought and the impact on Jesuit education.  One does not have to attend session I to benefit from session II.

Dr. Julia Pryce, associate director of FCIP is finalizing a schedule for a reading and discussion series during which interested faculty and staff can discuss articles on Ignatian education. These monthly sessions will be informal discussions designed to build community around an interest in our Jesuit mission. The finalized schedule will be available on our website.

Finally, FCIP is working with other units responsible for events and activities that involve our Ignatian mission. A calendar of events will be developed and distributed to faculty so they can share with students and encourage participation. November is Ignatian Heritage month and we have a number of interesting activities planned for faculty and students. 

What questions do you have about our Jesuit mission?  Do you have a colleague who you feel exemplifies Ignatian pedagogical practice? Or are you doing something you feel is effective in forwarding the foundations of Ignatian thought? We would love to hear from you about what you want to learn, what you are doing, or what programming you would like to see us offer. We invite you to post your comments to the blog.

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