Symposium on Ignatian Education

The triennial Symposium on Ignatian Education is a major occasion where members of JSN are convened in order to reflect on and enhance the teaching and administration of Jesuit schools.

In June 2015, JSN welcomed 41 school groups comprised of 145 Jesuit educators from Network schools to the University of Scranton for its 8th triennial Symposium: Cura Personalis: A Pedagogical Imperative Today... and Tomorrow! The Symposium was intended to animate the concept of Cura Personalis is a real-world, classroom based and relationship grounded manner so that participants were able to return to their schools not only with new ideas about Cura Personalis but also with practical ways to engage in the work of Cura Personalis in all its various contexts. Through a week that included time for prayer, personal reflection, opportunities for small group engagement, focused sessions moderated by participants and a half-day retreat experience, those who attended participated in fruitful and enriching conversations about Cura Personalis and what it means to Ignatian Learners, Ignatian Educators and Ignatian Communities.   

There is no Symposium scheduled for the summer of 2018.  The intention in taking a sequence off is to allow the newly energized research initiative of the Jesuit Schools Network to collaborate with personnel from schools across the Network in selecting current and vital topics for future Symposia. 

Previous SymposiaDateLocation
Symposium on Ignatian Education1994Fordham University (Lincoln Center) & Loyola School
The Interplay of Experience and Reflection Across the Disciplines1997Regis University
Active Reflection Leading to Reflective Action2000Regis University
Evaluation: A Key to Cura Personalis2003Regis University
IPP: Shaping the Whole Jesuit High School2006Le Moyne College
Jesuit High School Curriculum and Grad at Grad2009University of San Francisco
Ignatian Learning Communities2012Marquette University
Cura Personalis: A Pedagogical Imperative Today... and Tomorrow!2015University of Scranton

The JSN liaison for the Symposium is Jeff Howard.