Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Wednesday 12 May, 9.30 am to 3.30pm (face to face)
Day 2: Thursday 13 May, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (face to face)
Day 3: Wednesday 19 May, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
Day 4: Wednesday 26 May, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
Day 5: Wednesday 2 June, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (online)
A blend of face to face 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 a teacher, parent, therapist or head of school supporting students from Years Three to Twelve.
This program teaches the often overlooked but important skill of learning how to learn. The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) program aims to educate students on how to learn, think, approach and solve problems. The unique educational technique combines specially designed instruments and mediation in order to identify and enhance an individual's learning potential.
The Feuerstein Method can benefit anyone interested in attaining new thinking and learning skills. Due to its adaptability and ease of use, the Feuerstein Method is employed in over forty countries around the world, and in a wide variety of settings. It has not only withstood the test of time, but has proven to be as useful in the classroom as it is in a clinical setting, with the ageing, and as part of workplace training.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance.
- understanding of how to identify learning difficulties or areas of assistance required in a child's learning process
- techniques to motivate and strengthen specific ways of thinking in others
- understanding of how to identify and assess the cognitive skills that are slowing down learning
- exploration of ways to entrust students with responsibility for a collaborative approach
- strategies to assist students to find solutions to problems instead of supplying a solution.
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.