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Education for Encounter in a Digital Age: A Vision for Technology in Jesuit Schools in the 21st Century

Jesuit Education, Innovation

By New York: USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus
May 10th, 2016

Rooted in the vision and spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, Jesuit education has consistently sought to dialogue with the culture and society of its times. As Ignatius teaches us in the First Principle and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises, “All the things of this world are gift s of God, presented to us so that we can know God more easily and make a return of love more readily.” This too applies to the modern technologies that are reshaping our efforts as Ignatian educators in Jesuit schools in the 21st century. Called to find God in all things, we are now faced with a rapidly changing, globalized context in which technology influences every aspect of our daily lives. Inspired by Ignatius’s spirit of adaptation, we recognize the need to respond to these challenges with thoughtful and intentional engagement. This calls for discernment and indifference, recognizing the promises of growth and connectivity and the perils of attachment and distraction. Therefore, it is essential for us to examine how technology can transform and impact the ways in which we teach and learn in Jesuit schools (Introduction, p. 3).

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