Content

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.

Unit Code: DE8361J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Education Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Observe, describe and critically evaluate the core concepts and underpinning values of Jesuit education

2.

Apply knowledge of the core characteristics of Jesuit education to the specific ministry and vocational context

3.

Suggest the ways in which a thorough appropriation of the Jesuit vision for education impacts on leadership, supervision and pedagogical practices

4.

Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively the Jesuit vision for education to other members of the community

5.

Self-appropriate a high level of cultural competency, critical reasoning, and leadership through engagement with local and international Jesuit agencies

6.

Synthesise and evaluate the implications of the close connection that exists between Jesuit pedagogy and the Spiritual Exercises

Pedagogy

A significant proportion of each lecture will be devoted to: (i) the lecturer’s input, (ii) guided reading, (iii) personal reflection, and (iv) facilitated interaction in small groups.

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Development of a Unit of study using the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (1500 words)

25.0

A 15 minute Presentation (1500 words Equivalent)

25.0

Essay of 4,000 words (a range of topics assessing outcomes not already assessed in previous assessments)

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-29 15:22:00 +1100