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Sonya Shah

Integral Education Video Series:
Sonya Shah


 

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Shah, a professor in the School of Undergraduate Studies at CIIS, discusses Integral Education: "I don't think students who enter the program necessarily come with an understanding of what 'integral' is, I think they come knowing that there is some gap in an educational system."

 

"When people get here, they start to create some language around what they have felt before but haven't been able to name. And I think that's what 'integral' is."

Alfonso Montuori

Integral Education Video Series:
Alfonso Montuori


 

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Montuori, a professor in the Transformative Leadership online MA program, discusses Integral Education: "We have this community of people that's really all over the world, that brings in not only their own personal work experiences, but they can be part of this incubator of new ideas that is CIIS."

 

"Once we create that environment where people feel they can bring all of themselves to the table, I think the online education actually fosters integral education."

Matthew Bronson

Integral Education Video Series:
Matthew Bronson


 

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Bronson, a professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, discusses Integral Education: "We are looking for people who feel a call to be a part of the solution, and who have the idealism and the hope to believe that changes can happen, but who want to put feet on that dream. Who don't want to have their heads just in the clouds."

 

"The idea that an integral education is not a practical education is one that we should disabuse ourselves of."