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Introduction to the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: an Online Course for Librarians
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (2019)
  • Eric A. Kowalik, Marquette University
  • Leatha Miles-Edmonson, Marquette University
  • Vicki Rosen
This article discusses the development and delivery of a three-week asynchronous online course on Jesuit history, education, and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP) for librarians working in Association of Jesuit Colleges and University (AJCU) institutions. Created by two instruction librarians and one instructional designer from a pair of AJCU institutions, the course explores incorporating the IPP -- a contemplative learning model -- into a one-shot, single class library instruction session. Included is a practical description of the development, revision, marketing, and success of the online course, along with a list of the class contents. Over three course offerings in 2017 and 2018, thirty one participants discussed readings and videos, and shared ideas about their current teaching practices. They reflected on how the IPP, or at least some elements of it, might become part of their teaching, despite the time and content constraints. Other topics included the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) “Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education”, critical librarianship, and social justice. The intent of the article is to raise awareness of the course for interested librarians and to offer guidance to anyone working to develop an online course related to Ignatian pedagogy and teaching.
  • Ignatian Pedagogy,
  • Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm,
  • Jesuit Education,
  • e-learning,
  • Information Literacy,
  • Ratio Studiorum,
  • Distance Education,
  • Online Learning
Publication Date
Winter December 10, 2019
Citation Information
Eric A. Kowalik, Leatha Miles-Edmonson and Vicki Rosen. "Introduction to the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: an Online Course for Librarians" Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal Vol. 8 Iss. 2 (2019) p. 87 - 99 ISSN: 2164-7666
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