Content

This unit will explore the implications of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm for future orientations in Jesuit education. The defining elements of Ignatian Pedagogy (Reflection and Action) will be examined through the concept of Refractive Learning – that is, learning to ‘bend’ content so that it is appropriated for one’s own unique experience and context as well as learning from the best practice of other Jesuit schools throughout the world. The proposed model is Learner-Centered, Reflection-Driven, and Action-Oriented. The unit will enable practitioners to reflect on, and wrestle with, Jesuit pedagogical concepts and theories so that Jesuit schools can offer a genuinely transformative and holistic education that is relevant to the twenty-first century and capable of being adapted for future paradigm shifts.

Unit Code: DR9409J

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Religious Education

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Jesuit College of Spirituality

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Articulate the close connection between Ignatian pedagogy and the Spiritual Exercises

2.

Define and critically evaluate the core concepts and values of Refractive Learning

3.

Apply knowledge of the core characteristics of Refractive Learning to specific ministry and vocational contexts

4.

Evaluate the implications of Learner-centered, Reflection-driven and Action-Oriented learning and teaching for educational practices

5.

Formulate a reasoned vision for future possibilities and trends in Jesuit education

Unit sequence

This unit is related (but not sequential) to the unit: Ignatian Pedagogy: A Contemporary Vision.

Pedagogy

All lectures will be filmed. There will be some opportunity for online participation. Each session will consist of: (i) online resources (including recorded lecture), (ii) guided reading, and (iii) facilitated interaction in an online forum

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Written reflection on Refractive Learning (2000 words)

25.0

15 minute Presentation which applies the principles of Refractive Learning to the student’s personal context (1500 words Equivalent)

25.0

Essay (4,000 words) based on a range of topics which assess outcomes not already assessed in previous assessments

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-12 14:36:34 +1100