This October, Dr. Eric Norton attended the Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability workshop hosted by Creighton University to learn about the intersection of sustainability and ethics rooted in a Jesuit context. According to Jesuit teachings, we are called to act as agents for change in a world that needs healing. By engaging in a process of critical self-reflection, Ignatian Pedagogy seeks to enable students to become agents of change in the world. For Dr. Norton, this approach is central to environmental ethics, and informs his current work with the 19th-century American revolutionary Nat Turner.
Dr. Norton is also involving his students in engaged research in EN424: Senior Seminar. By writing about Nat Turner alongside his students as they develop their research interests, Dr. Norton seeks to embody the self-reflective pedagogy at the heart of Ignatian tradition.