Translating Joseph de Jouvancy, S.J.

Joseph de Jouvancy, S.J., (1643–1719) is known for his plays, biographies, histories, orations, and, perhaps most notably, for his influential work De discendi et docendi ratione (The Way to Learn and the Way to Teach, 1703). In this work, Jouvancy describes how young instructors might effectively pursue their own studies during their years of teaching, and he details the essentials of good teaching. The Jesuit order found his work so important that it was made a companion piece to the great charter of Jesuit education known as the Ratio studiorum. Cristiano Casalini and Claude Pavur, S.J, of Boston College have put together an edited translation of this book titled, Joseph de Jouvancy’s The Way to Learn and the Way to Teach. Casalini is an associate professor and endowed chair in Jesuit pedagogy and educational history at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and a research scholar with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. Fr. Pavur is an associate editor at IAJS. Their volume has been published by Jesuit Sources, which is housed at the IAJS.

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