|LIEP instructor Jess Haley|
Loyola University New Orleans is run by an order of Catholic priests called the Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits, founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in the 16th Century. A Jesuit education seeks to instill important values--the twelve ideals of a Jesuit education-- in the students. LIEP instructor Jess Haley offers this explanation of her class's project and of the project segment focusing on Jesuit values.
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THE "WORDS TO LIVE BY" PROJECT
By Jess Haley and Her Advanced Listening & Speaking Class
All of us live in a world built of language. We are surrounded by words that guide us both physically (such as those found on traffic signs) and mentally (such as those found in advertisements). As members of our own culture, we largely take these messages for granted. Inundated with them as we are, we don't even consciously see them. But for visitors and learners in a new culture, these everyday symbols of our social grammar can become confusing.
In the "Words to Live By" project, students chronicle -- photographically, literarily, and verbally -- their exploration of this language. Students seek out, photograph, present to the class, and then discuss the words we live by this semester. Each week the project has a different theme, for example, Jesuit values, the Intensive English Program experience, traffic jams, humorous words, and New Orleans through adjectives.
|Jesuit Ideals Marker|
|LIEP Advanced Listening & Speaking Class|
Here are some examples of the many ways the students chose to capture and articulate their Jesuit "Words to Live By."
|Photo by Maximiliano Braga|
|Photo by Edilberto Reis|
|Photo by Luis Morales|
|Photo by Raul Amado|
* * *Our thanks to LIEP instructor Jess Haley and her Advanced Listening & Speaking class for sharing their "Words to Live By" with us.
Our next post will introduce you to interesting styles of New Orleans architecture through a project of the LIEP Culture class.