Welcome to The Institute for Educational Studies
What if there were a way to learn that not only utilizes the knowledge and experience you have gained but also values it… seeing it as a tool for further growth? What if there were a place that allows you to share with other people seeking intellectual and personal growth? What if there were a place where you could not only explore new ideas in a safe way, but also take substantial risks — all without fear of failure? What if there were a way to hold an alternative idea without feeling threatened or a need to defend yourself? What if you can do all this while furthering your education and deepening your understanding and potential for living in harmony with Earth systems?
A global campus…
TIES is a global campus: education without borders. The online platform encompasses endless learning media such as written, audio, video, tactile arts, musical arts, experiential labs, and collaborative community building. The TIES curriculum prepares and promotes the idea that each of us has a unique role in shaping the future. The M.Ed. program of study embraces learning as a lifelong process, integrating knowledge and experience in a vibrant learning community. In fact, most students and graduates will tell you that their TIES experience was personally transformative.
What is Integrative Learning?
Integrative learning is learning that is beyond interdisciplinary studies, as it embraces overarching contexts that form a web of interconnection. Nothing is explored in isolation and all aspects of learning are related: personal and intellectual, cognitive and spiritual.
Integrative learning begins from universal understanding that life on Earth is a derivative of an evolutionary cosmos. By integrating all content, students come away with concrete ideas for their present and future contributions to the Earth community.
Education 2000: A Holistic Perspective
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Latest blog posts:
||| TIES has offered me a privileged window through which to witness some of the most personally integrated expressions of study, practice and reflection I have witnessed in education. What is it about TIES that nurtures such authenticity, vulnerability and full...
Enid Larsen||| Response to the merits of TIES (1998-2019) Letter dated January 5, 2020 In my multi-role relationship with TIES (administrative, faculty, artist, collegial collaborator), I was engaged with the TIES program at Endicott College from 1998 – 2019, two...
On this 9th anniversary of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake, our hearts remain connected with our Montessori family at Nova and all our Kiwi mates.Dylan and Jordan Moliken outside of Nova's earthquake tweaked greeting gate.