Ignatian Pedagogy Series

Ignatian Pedagogy Series

What is the Ignatian Pedagogy Series?

In the Ignatian Pedagogy Series, participating faculty will form themselves more deeply in the connections between present-day research into student learning in higher education and the 450 year-old Ignatian pedagogical tradition. Through a series of workshops, coupled with short readings, follow-up class activities, and short reflection assignments, participating faculty will learn how Ignatian Pedagogy aligns with current research into student learning and how best to apply it to teaching their own disciplines.

In Fall and Winter Quarters, a group of up to 15 faculty members will participate in a three-session module on a specific theme related to Ignatian Pedagogy.

The modules for 2017/18 are:

     Fall: Active Learning

     Winter: Reflective Practice

In 2018/19, we plan to run a third module on Inclusive Pedagogies.

Who is this for?

The series is open to all SU faculty who are:

  1. teaching during the quarter in which they participate so that they are able to put ideas into practice in real time.
  2. Available and willing to attend on all three scheduled dates.

Each module has 15 places available. Participants will be allowed to apply for more than one module in a year, but are not required to complete all three modules.

What’s in it for you?

Each module in the series helps you:

  • Suffuse your classes with Ignatian pedagogical practices that are supported by research findings on effective learning.
  • Articulate to your students the Ignatian underpinning of your approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Build a supportive learning community of peers for sharing experiences, practices, and resources to enhance our students’ learning.

Participants will also receive a stipend of $100 on completion of a module.

Winter 2018

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Ignatian Pedagogy Series II: Reflective practice

In this second module of the series, participants will …

  • Discover why reflection is an integral part of Ignatian pedagogy
  • Explore models for thinking about reflective practice, both as an instructor and in your students’ learning
  • Learn ways to use reflection for multiple purposes
  • Consider methods of effectively assessing reflection

What are the dates?

  • Friday, January 19 | 2:00–5:00 | Pigott 204
  • Friday, February 9 | 2:00–5:00 | Student Center 130
  • Friday, March 9 | 2:00–5:00 | Student Center 130

Refreshments and appetizers are provided at each session, with support from the Endowed Mission Fund.

Who is facilitating the module?

The entire series is co-directed by David Green of the Center for Faculty Development and Jen Tilghman-Havens of the Center for Jesuit Education. They are atheist and Catholic, respectively, and both share a passion for this transformative educational approach.

Joining them in this module are Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos (Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture/Theology & Religious Studies), Katherine Raichle (Center for Faculty Development/Psychology), and Jen Schulz (Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies/Psychology/English).

How do I apply?

Fifteen spaces are available.

To apply, please complete the application form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C7TFTHS by noon on Friday, December 8

We will notify all applicants of their participation by Monday, December 18.

Please be sure to block off the three sessions in your calendar when you apply so that you are definitely available.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions about the Ignatian Pedagogy Series, please email faculty-development@seattleu.edu or call David Green (206-296-5386) or Jen Tilghman-Havens (206-296-2335).

Registration closed at noon on Fri, Dec 8.

Fall 2017

Ignatian Pedagogy Series I - Active learning

Ignatian Pedagogy Series I: Active Learning

In this first module of the series, participants will …

  • Explore how active learning is supported both in the higher education literature and in Ignatian Pedagogy.
  • Experiment with a range of active learning approaches as both a student and a teacher.
  • Examine active learning as a vehicle for transformative learning.
  • Reflect on the experience of new active learning strategies.
  • Develop concrete plans to embed active learning strategies in future courses.

What are the dates?

  • Monday, October 16 | 12:30–3:30 | Hunthausen 110
  • Monday, November 6 | 12:30–3:30 | Hunthausen 110
  • Monday, December 4 | 12:30–3:30 | Hunthausen 110

Lunch and refreshments are provided at each session, with support from the Endowed Mission Fund.

Who is facilitating the module?

The entire series is co-directed by David Green of the Center for Faculty Development and Jen Tilghman-Havens of the Center for Jesuit Education. They are atheist and Catholic, respectively, and both share a passion for this transformative educational approach.

Joining them in this module are Jenny Loertscher (Chemistry), Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos (Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture), and Katherine Raichle (Center for Faculty Development/Psychology).

How do I apply?

Fifteen spaces are available.

NOTE Applications close at noon on Wednesday, September 27.

We will notify all applicants of their participation by Monday, October 2.

Please be sure to block off the three sessions in your calendar when you apply so that you are definitely available.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions about the Ignatian Pedagogy Series, please email faculty-development@seattleu.edu or call David Green (206-296-5386) or Jen Tilghman-Havens (206-296-2335).

Follow this link to request a consultation on this topic.  

Coming up 

Our plan for 2018/19 is to run the following two modules:

  • Fall: Inclusive Pedagogies
  • Winter: Active Learning

Expect further announcements in September.