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 Pedagogiccal 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.
IP 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.
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?
- Santa Clara University – Teaching Resources for Sustainability
- Santa Clara University – Syllabi and lesson plans (available to all)
- Twenty-four ways to add a sustainability component to your course
- LUC sustainability outcomes and course examples
- LUC Integrating sustainability resources into coursework webinar
- Educating for Sustainability
- Teaching for Sustainability, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
- Key Competencies: Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability (AASHE)
- ASHE Curriculum Hub
- ASHE Discipline Specific Sustainability Resources
- InTeGrate teaching materials – especially for STEM
- Unesco – pedagogical ideas and multimedia resources for UN sustainable development goals
- Teaching guide for UN sustainable development goals
- Pedagogical guide for UN sustainable development goals
- Teaching and learning environmental justice
- Environmental justice activity collection - case studies, labs, role playing, etc.
- How to construct an environmental justice lesson plan
- 21-day Catholic Enviro Justice Challenge
- Art X Climate Gallery – examples of artists engaging with climate change
- Adaptable lesson plans to bring an arts perspective into class curricula