Latin America – Aurora magazine, issue 6: “Educ…ating”

“The pandemic and the lockdown forced by it caused the sudden and complete interruption of face-to-face teaching in all educational institutions. However, in less than a week it was already possible to restart education in all countries through strategies for online teaching. Educational communities began an unexpected journey, ‘educ…ating’ along a path that did not exist and they had to make by walking”. These words open Aurora’s issue 6. They belong to the introduction by Maritza Barrios Yaselli, from the Virtual Centre for Ignatian Pedagogy, which nicely presents the contents of this issue. It comprises a number of papers dealing with those principles of Ignatian pedagogy which have inspired decisions and actions of our educational networks in view of the public health emergency: discernment, flexibility and adaptation to “times, places and persons”, creative attention to the spiritual-pastoral dimension and concern for social-humanitarian issues that go beyond mere academic interest, among others. Read more…