Catholic Social Teaching and Pedagogy was created for a conference organized by Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson of Catholic University's National Catholic School of Social Work and sponsored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
Catholic Social Teaching is the tradition of thought in which the Church seeks to advance justice in the world by engaging social, cultural, political and economic realities in our day. Thus, Catholic Social Teaching is both fitting and essential to the mission of Catholic higher education, particularly in the education and formation of its students.
To that end, Catholic Social Teaching can be a powerful tool in preparing students for the ethical and moral dimensions of professional practice and good citizenship. Many Catholic institutes of higher education strive to incorporate this teaching across the curriculum. While this can be a challenging responsibility, it can be done in a manner consistent with the educational and accreditation standards of each academic discipline.