Learning by Refraction Masterclass+

Registration is open till January 25th 2024!

The number of places is limited!

Don’t wait, register today!


This training will allow participants to learn about the fundamental elements of “Learning by Refraction” approach so that they can take them to their own classrooms as well as learn about other contexts and possibilities of IPP implementation by working with educators from the entire JECSE network.

Masterclass+ is also an introductory training for those who would like to become IPP trainers/facilitators in their schools/regions in the future.


To acquire the skills and confidence to implement the IPP in the classroom.

  • To analyse the relationship between Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy.
  • To reflect on the current application of Ignatian pedagogical paradigm (IPP) in our schools and exchange good practices.
  • To deepen the understanding of the key elements of the “Learning by refraction” paradigm.
  • To understand the relationship between learning by refraction and current trends in school renewal.
  • To acquire the skills and confidence to implement the IPP in the classroom.

Programme methodology

Most of the training will take place asynchronously. Participants will go through three modules of the training autonomously (watch prepared videos, read prepared materials and share their written reflections online). 


We will also have 4 online synchronous sessions to:

– clarify any aspects related to the contents of the training and its organisation.

– accompany the participants in their training process.

– reinforce some key concepts of the learning by refraction paradigm through contextualised practice.

– reflect on the next steps that participants can take in their own contexts.

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JECSE Masterclass+ Spring 2024

LBR Masterclass

Module I. Designing 21st-Century Learning in the Ignatian Tradition.

Module II. Designing for Empathy and Engagement.

Module III. Designing for Excellence and Empowerment.



Opening webinar

Follow-up meeting

Workshop: insights and action goals

Final session

Our trainers and facilitators

Fr. Johnny C. Go SJ

Fr. Johnny C. Go SJ

Dean of the Gokongwei Brothers School of Education and Learning Design

Ms Rita J. Atienza

Ms Rita J. Atienza

Ateneo Teacher Center Director

Yolanda Baquero

Yolanda Baquero

JECSE IPP Programme Coordinator Masterclass+ facilitator

Miguel Poza

Miguel Poza

JECSE Projects Coordinator

Agnieszka Baran

Agnieszka Baran

JECSE Director

The content and process have been designed to suit the needs of teachers and pedagogical leaders from Jesuit and companion schools in Europe and the Near East. As the programme will be run through English a certain proficiency in English is required.

The number of participants is limited to 80.

Participation requires nomination from a School Head and/or Education Delegate. Nominees then complete a short registration form.

Delegates send the list of nominees to director@jecse.org no later than January 25th 2024.

Total cost: € 150


It includes: access to online platform with 3 Modules. Possibility to attend 4 online meetings: opening webinar, workshop “Insights & actin goals”, follow-up meeting, final session.


Please note: schools receiving support from the Erasmus+ Programme may wish to consider including this training in their grant application.


We believed that limited financial resources should not prevent anyone from having the possibility to learn and grow through participation in various forms of formation.

Therefore, if you are willing and able to cover the cost of training for a person with limited resources – write to us. Any support, even partial, will be greatly appreciated!

Your donation can help those who would be excluded without such help.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: ybaquero@jecse.org