IMPARTING EDUCATION THE IGNATIAN WAY
Jesuit Education has always been a trend setter all over the world. It is recognized, appreciated and emulated for the unique way in which it helps transform a student and prepares him or her for work that promotes the common good, while allowing that student to discern his or her vocation in life. This personal transformation in turn leads to societal transformation thereby achieving the larger aim of creating a better world for all. Teachers in Jesuits schools are not mere instructors. They are facilitators and friends, counselors and confidants, mentors and motivators.
The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, the philosophy of teaching in Jesuit Institutions, aims at personality development, wholesome growth, and nurturing the children to bloom into men and women for others, people of competence, conscience and compassion who will carve a niche for themselves in the world. Based on the five Principals of Context, Experience, Action, Evaluation and Reflection it nurtures teacher student relationship and encourages innovation in a climate of academic freedom. In Jesuit schools, teachers teach students, not subjects. Children are encouraged to think critically, reason analytically, solve problems and communicate clearly – these soft skills or core skills being the focus of our teaching.
So…. Welcome to Loyola and see the magic for yourself !
Fr Pius Fernandes S.J.