Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Monday 11 October, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (In person)
Day 2: Tuesday 12 October, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (In person)
Day 3: Tuesday 19 October, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
Day 4: Monday 25 October, 9.30 am to 11.30 am (online)
Day 5: Wednesday 3 November, 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm (online)
A blend of inperson and online - for the online components a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
This learning event is right for you if you are teacher, parent, therapist or head of school interested in early childhood education (4-9 years old).
The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) Basic program creates systematic, persistent and structured conditions to engage young children in problem solving by developing their ability to understand and elaborate information. Children learn to identify, isolate and practise the application of necessary concepts and efficient cognitive behaviours, facilitating the development of their social-emotional reasoning and adaptive functions. The Basic program provides them with a firm foundation to become skillful, analytic learners, considerate friends and contributing members of society.
FIE Basic consists of a set of playful learning activities that help teachers, therapists and parents 'mediate' the development of children's basic concepts and thinking skills according to the same theories of cognitive modifiability and mediated learning that have made the long lasting FIE program so successful.
FIE Basic teaches young children how to learn, how to infer, act, and behave with thoughtful intelligence, even how to be a friend and a contributing member of society.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance.
- understanding of how to provide children with a firm foundation to become skillful and analytical learners
- strategies to help children develop general basic concepts
- methods to develop children's intrinsic motivation
- ways to support children to develop emerging cognitive functions such as self regulation, generalisation and conceptualisation
- strategies to provide instruction in interpersonal topics such as inferring, acting and behaving with thoughtful intelligence.
Diane is an experienced educator who has worked at all levels of primary and secondary schooling over a number of years. She has held various leadership roles, most recently as Head of Junior School. Since retiring from this position her interest in education has not waned and she remains passionate about how we can inspire, facilitate and develop children's learning and thinking in all aspects of life.
Nikki Maguire is an experienced educator, consultant and presenter in primary, secondary and tertiary education across Independent, government and Catholic sectors. She has a passion for the science of learning and inclusive education practices. Nikki has a Masters in Inclusive Education and is a certified International Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment trainer and facilitator, as well as an experienced Dynamic Assessment practitioner. She has worked in learning enhancement, academic coaching, wellbeing and school strategic planning and programme design and delivery.