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Laurel Tien

Laurel Tien’s PhD dissertation, in the Transformative Studies program at California Institute of Integral Studies, was focused on privileging emergence and relational learning as generative collective wisdom. Her teaching and research over the past fifteen years has focused on experiential, holistic, integral, and transformational approaches to education/wellness.

Laurel earned a Master of Arts in SelfDesign from the SelfDesign Graduate Institute, and a Master of Arts in Art Education and Critical Pedagogy from the University of British Columbia.

Educational History

PhD in Transformative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2021
MA in SelfDesign, 2016

Teaching Statement

Educational Consultant in Transformative Learning Communities, Wellness/Mental Health Counsellor: Passion for transformative, life-long learning and wellness through an experiential and relational ontology with individuals, groups, and communities in formal and informal settings

Laurel Tien PhD


Individualized Master of Arts


Courses Taught

  • Research, Thesis/Capstone
  • Individualized Studies

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