The Xavier Education
The Xavier Education has two important elements: Personal Formation and Academic Formation.
Education is more than just the accumulation of knowledge and the acquisition of skills, but the formation of the whole person. Our task includes forming our students spiritually, psycho-emotionally, and socially-corresponding to the 3 C's of CONSCIENCE, CHARACTER, and COMMUNITY. These are the three ASPECTS of Personal Formation, and they are all essential and interrelated-as represented by this upright triangle.
In Xavier's Personal Formation, the Spiritual/Religious element is the primary source and permeates every other aspect; hence, CONSCIENCE is placed at the apex of this triangle.
Xavier's Academic Formation has three primary GOALS-COMPETENCE, CULTURE, and COMPASSION-as represented by this inverted triangle.
Our academic goals include making our students competent, cultured, and compassionate. But ultimately, their competence and culture must be geared towards compassion-i.e., the service of others. COMPASSION is placed at the bottom of the inverted triangle since it is the end-goal of all academic formation.
Xavier Education is the integration of these two triangles, focusing on the three interrelated aspects of Personal Formation and the three goals of Academic Formation.
The 6 C's represent three sets of values:
o ACADEMIC VALUES: Competence and Culture
Among the 6 C's, CONSCIENCE (Spiritual and Religious Formation) is the source and all-permeating dimension, while COMPASSION (Service Orientation and Action) is the end-goal of all formation.
Every educational institution that strives for excellence must work towards a solid foundation in COMPETENCE, CHARACTER, and COMMUNITY. But the defining elements of a Xavier Education are: CONSCIENCE, COMPASSION, and CULTURE.
• Ratio Studiorum
• Ignatian Pedagogy
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