Nurturing Reflective Learners
IGNATIAN PEDAGOGICAL PARADIGM
As a Jesuit school, we believe that the learning experience at school should move beyond rote learning to the development of the more complex learning skills of understanding, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
To bring the vision of Jesuit Education into practice, we apply the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm in our teaching and learning. We believe that the teacher’s primary role is to facilitate the growing relationship of the learner with truth, particularly in the matter of the subject being studied under the guiding influence of the teacher. The teacher creates the conditions, lays the foundations and provides the opportunities for the continual interplay of the student’s EXPERIENCE, REFLECTION and ACTION to occur.
A comprehensive Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm must consider the context of learning as well as the more explicitly pedagogical process. In addition, it should point to ways to encourage openness to growth even after the student has completed an individual learning cycle. Thus five steps are involved: CONTEXT; EXPERIENCE; REFLECTION; ACTION; EVALUATION.