Jesuits are known for their contribution to education, and we have been giving quality education for more than a few centuries. Education Ministry includes Jesuit owned and operated schools, university colleges and chaplaincies, affiliated lgnatian schools, and the intellectual apostolate. A Jesuit education has a clear purpose: all around development of a child by nurturing the competence, conscience, compassion and commitment. We try to inculcate in the minds of the children that one should contribute back to the society and must be generous towards it.
Jesuit education seeks to be world affirming - to reveal a world "charged with the grandeur of God". It encourages study of all reality, promoting the search for God in all things while respecting the infinite variety of ways in which God is revealed to an individual. Its objective is to produce wisdom and a deep sense of reverence rather than marketability or a narrow orientation towards a specific career.
The Ignatian teaching model
- Context - What do we need to know about the students?
- Experience - What is the best way to engage the students in learning?
- Reflection - How do the students reflect more deeply on what they have learnt?
- Action - How do we encourage students to move beyond from knowledge to action?
- Evaluation - How do we assess our student’s growth of mind, heart and spirit?
Central to a Jesuit education are:
- A commitment to a faith that does justice - an awareness of the needs of others, and a readiness to place one's talents at their service
- A personal concern for the whole life of each student
- A development of a broad liberal education
- An emphasis on critical thinking and effective communication
- Striving for excellence
- A philosophy that emphasizes actions rather than words
- Values for South Asian Schooling
Characteristics of Jesuit Education
Jesuit Schools: A living tradition in the 21 century