Curriculum & Educational Practice
An introduction to the tradition of Christian meditation and contemplative prayer is just one of many ways that Catholic schools embrace the vision of the graduate as one who is expected to be a discerning believer. While distinct from mindfulness, such practices can contribute to a holistic Catholic education that encourages the understanding of human life as an integration of body, mind, and spirit.
When used as a framework for designing curriculum, the OCSGEs support educators to fulfill two objectives: to nurture students as active contributors to the common good and to support ongoing pursuit of improved achievement and well-being.
The introduction of the revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum (2019) provides another opportunity to revisit the foundations of the Family Life program and explore the connections between Family Life (FL) and Health and Physical Education (HPE) curricula, reinforce the role of our schools, and renew our commitment to evangelization.
This monograph is designed to help the educational community support children with special needs in a particular way at the time of preparation for and celebration of Sacraments.
The Ministry of Education continues to focus attention and encourage initiative as schools and school systems are asked to play active roles in addressing well-being and mental health for students and staff alike.
The GDC is available online through the Vatican website. The new Directory has been published by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. In Canada, copies of the new Directory for Catechesis are available through the CCCB. To celebrate the launch of this important resource in the Church and to introduce us to the major themes and structure of the directory, the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis ran a series of webinars in Fall 2020. The videos of these sessions are available online here.
We invite you to watch our introduction on the new tasks of Catechesis, which accompanies the monograph:
This monograph explores catechesis, liturgy, and ministry in our Catholic schools – through the lens of Laudato Sí, and proposes a call to an ecological understanding awakening.