EXAMPLES OF METHODS TO ASSIST TEACHERS IN USING THE IGNATIAN PEDAGOGICAL Paradigm
NB: These and other pedagogical approaches consistent with Ignatian Pedagogy will be explained and practiced in staff development programs which are an integral part of the Ignatian Pedagogy Project.
(159) CONTEXT OF LEARNING
1. The Student: Readiness for Growth
a. The Student's Situation: Diagnosis of Factors Affecting the Student's Readiness for Learning and Growth: physical, academic, psychological, socio-political, economic, spiritual.
b. Student Learning Styles - how to plan for effective teaching.
c. Student Growth Profile - a strategy for growth.
a. Reading the Signs of the Times - some tools for socio-cultural analysis.
3. The School
a. School Climate: Assessment Instruments
- Scope and Sequence; interdisciplinary possibilities
- Assessing values in the curriculum.
c. Personalised Education
d. Collegial Relationships among Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff.
4. The Teacher - expectations and realities.
- The Prelection
- Advance Organisers
- Clear Objectives
- Human Interest Factors
- Historical Context of the matter being studied
- Point of View/Assumptions of textbook Authors
- A Study Pattern.
- Questioning Skills
- Student Self-Activity: Notes
- Problem solving/Discovery Learning
- Cooperative Learning
- Small Group Processes
- Ending the Class
- Peer Tutoring
- Student Journals
- Ignatian Style "Repetition"
- Case Studies
- Dilemmas/Debates/Role Playing
- Integrating Seminars
- Projects/Assignments: Quality Concerns
- Service Experiences
- Essays and Essay Type Questions
- Planning and Application
- Career Choices
- Testing: Alternatives Available
- Student Self-Evaluation
- Assessing a Spectrum of Student Behaviours: The Student Portfolio
- Teacher's Consultative Conferences
- Questions for Teachers
- Student Profile Survey.