Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI) in Higher Education

A Didactic Approach for Sustainable and Living Learning

  • Sylke Meyerhuber
  • Helmut Reiser
  • Matthias Scharer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. In-Depth Introductions to Theme-Centered Interaction in Theory and Practice

  3. Further Case Experiences in Different Fields of Study and Cultures

  4. Interdisciplinary Intersections

  5. Reflections on the Future

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-328

About this book


This book presents thoughts on and experiences with the introduction of Theme-centered Interaction (TCI) into academia. TCI is a systematic didactic, ‘living learning’ approach originally developed by social psychologist and pedagogue Ruth C. Cohn. The book explains and introduces the method, attitude and theory of TCI to a broader, higher education audience and relates it to such questions as: How does a teacher in academia achieve a lively and engaging atmosphere in their seminars? How do young academics as leaders-to-be learn how to act socially sustainably in groups? Using practical examples, the book shows how TCI can work in higher education to achieve participation and integration, reflectivity and humane connectedness of academic teachers and students, and professional development of senior and junior academics.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Sylke Meyerhuber
    • 1
  • Helmut Reiser
    • 2
  • Matthias Scharer
    • 3
  1. 1.Researcher at the artec Research Centre for Sustainability StudiesUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Emeritus of the Institut für SonderpädagogikUniversity of HanoverHanoverGermany
  3. 3.Emeritus of the Institute of Practical TheologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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