Totally Integrated Education (TIE)

Totally integrated education is conducive learning that results in student mental structures for completely-connected cognition, intention, and emotion.

If we pursue Totally Integrated Education (TIE), student learning will be grounded.  Grounding of knowing, feeling, and intending is vitally important.  Students who are grounded are less easily deceived and misled by others who are ignorant, prejudiced, or who intentionally lie or distort truth.   Students who can think critically become responsible participants in a democratic society.  Critical thinkers will not allow deceitful leaders, tyrants, shysters, or ignorant people to control us and tell us what to believe, feel, or to do.   The principles of impartiality, liberty, and benevolence justify the need for development of student rationality as the primary aim of education (Steiner, 1981; 2009). For futher reading, see What Should Be the Content for Student Learning?


Completely-connected components are "pair-wise path-connected in both directions" (Thompson, 2019). See the ATIS Glossary, completely-connected components set.

Compare TIE with wholly integrated knowing and weakly integrated knowing.

See the chapter by Frick (2018) for further details.