Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Ignatian Pedagogy Resources

This area of the website contains additional readings and materials about Ignatian Pedagogy. Some of the materials are designed by FCIP staff and LUC instructors. Other materials are from journals. 

Jesuit phrases representing Loyola values  - This resource describes Jesuit phrases that corresponds to Loyola values. In order to embed your learning experience with Loyola values, it is important to understand how those values are being conceptualized.

Advancing the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm - This short video from Xavier University gives examples of how to think about using the IPP in your classroom. 

Magis Instructional Design Model for Transformative Teaching - This article talks about the intersections of IP with other theories of learning and instructional design approaches. The author walks the reader through how to think about embedding IP into the design of a course or learning experience. 

Weaving IP into Your Course Objectives - This document, created by Julia Pryce and former FCIP director Carol Scheidenhelm, helps you think through how your learning objectives can incorporate dimensions of Ignatian Pedagogy and tie to Bloom's Taxonomy

Ignatian Pedagogy in the Classroom - This resource guide gives examples of how to use the IPP in different areas of your course. For example, what are some activities or assignments to use to make the context dimension of the IPP come to life in your classroom?


Collection of Teaching Statements from LUC Faculty - Several winners, finalists, and runners up for the St. Ignatius of Loyola Award for Teaching Excellence have generously agreed to share their teaching statements on FCIP’s website. Peruse these statements to see examples of how these faculty members, recognized by their students and colleagues for their teaching excellence, use activities inspired by Ignatian Pedagogy or think about Ignatian Pedagogy in their teaching.

  • Julia Pryce (runner up, 2021-2022), School of Social Work: Bio Statement

  • Michael Burns (runner up, 2021-2022), Department of Biology: Bio Statement

  • Betsy Jones Hemenway (finalist, 2021-2022), Department of History: Bio Statement

  • Regina Conway-Phillips (runner up, 2020-2021), School of Nursing: Bio Statement

  • Ruth Gomberg-Munoz (finalist, 2020-2021), Department of Anthropology: Bio Statement

  • Leanna Boychenko, Department of Classical Studies: Bio Statement

This content is written by Dr. Amy Wilkinson, FCIP Faculty Scholar in Sustainability and the curriculum

Sustainability can be defined as the connections between healthy environments, socio-political equity, and economic vitality that help create diverse, thriving, and resilient communities now and for future generations.  

A sustainability framework reflects the perspective that resources are finite and that long-term priorities should support ecological integrity, economic efficiency, and social, as well as intergenerational equity.  

Some other definitions of sustainability: 

Why should I integrate sustainability and related topics into my curriculum? 

Today's complex, interconnected challenges of sustainability require integrated, collaborative solutions that draw on our collective knowledge. As a Jesuit University committed to expanding knowledge in the service of humanity, we are called upon to promote sustainable ways of living through environmental stewardship, education, scholarship and service. 

Environmental sustainability requires a systems approach. As Donella H. Meadows (1999) notes, “folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in ‘leverage points.’ These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, and ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.” Developing sustainability curricula offers faculty a leverage point to help train leaders who will be prepared to tackle the most challenging issues of our time.   

How do I integrate sustainability and related topics into my curriculum? 


Difficult Dialogues Resources - This guide contains a compilation of resources designed to help instructors facilitate dialogues about controversial, sensitive, or otherwise difficult topics in the classroom.


Managing Difficult Dialogues Seminar Recording - This seminar discusses strategies for instructors to navigate difficult dialogues before, during, and after class.


Difficult Dialogues Seminar Slides


3 Ways to Address the Ongoing Violence in Gaza FCIP's Faculty Scholar in Civil Academic Discourse Patty Lamberti shares three ways to address the ongoing violence in the Gaza region and throughout the Middle East with your students.