What do we mean by the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP)?
The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) is a way of learning and a method of teaching taken from the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola.
The three main elements are Experience, Reflection, and Action.
- Jesuit Education is based on a 450-year-old tradition that aims to form high school and college students intellectually, morally and spiritually toward lives of solidarity, service and professional success.
- Emphasis is placed on learning through community service, interdisciplinary courses and the engagement of faith, theology, philosophy and ethics studies.
- The phrase “Jesuit education” indicates that a given school was founded and staffed by members of the Society of Jesus. More significantly, it refers to a way of doing things—the style, goals and values that are expressed by teachers, administrators and staff.
The goal is to help shape students’ minds and hearts into a habit of reaching out to the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s global society and, in the process, reaching out to God.
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