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Ignatian Pedagogy: The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm

"The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm is a practical teaching framework which is consistent with and effective in communicating the Ignatian values and world view. Faculty, regardless of discipline, can utilize this approach so that their teaching is academically sound and at the same time formative of persons for others." "Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach" by Sharon J. Korth

The Paradigm


The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm:

A Model for Teaching and Learning in a Jesuit School

~ Image from “Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach.” Educate


The Paradigm Explained

The Paradigm Explained

  • Context 
  • Experience
  • Reflection
  • Action
  • Evaluation


  • Context - Through consideration of the factors and context of students' lives...
  • Experience - ... faculty create an environment where students recollect their past experience and assimilate information from newly provided experiences.
  • Reflection - Faculty help students learn skills and techniques of reflection, which shapes their consciousness.
  • Action - Faculty challenge students to action in service to others.