Interdisciplinarity and Ignatian Pedagogy
Jesuit institutions of higher education have addressed the call to interdisciplinary studies through courses, programs, books, and curricula; however, less is understood about how a specific part of these institutions—that is, Ignatian pedagogy—is itself interdisciplinary. Through a historical and textual analysis of foundational Jesuit documents, particularly The Characteristics of Jesuit Education and Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach, I argue that Ignatian pedagogy is interdisciplinary in its assumption, perspective, and solution, while at the same time a pedagogical paradigm that enriches the practice of interdisciplinary studies, given the paradigm’s experiential focus, contemplative criticality, and action orientation. As such, there arises a relationship of mutual enrichment between Ignatian pedagogy and interdisciplinarity: each possibly contributing to the practice of the other. This article ends with practical challenges and opportunities stemming from this interaction.
Trinidad, J. (2017). Interdisciplinarity and Ignatian Pedagogy. Perspectives In The Arts And Humanities Asia, 7(2), 1–17. Retrieved from https://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/index.php/apah/article/view/2750