Ignatian Pedagogy

(11) Pedagogy is the way in which teachers accompany learners in their growth and development. Pedagogy, the art and science of teaching, cannot simply be reduced to methodology. It must include a world view and a vision of the ideal human person to be educated. These provide the goal, the end towards which all aspects of an educational tradition are directed. They also provide criteria for choices of means to be used in the process of education. The world view and ideal of Jesuit education for our time has been expressed in The Characteristics of Jesuit Education. Ignatian Pedagogy assumes that world view and moves one step beyond suggesting more explicit ways in which Ignatian values can be incarnated in the teaching-learning process.