Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Thursday 12 May 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Day 2: Friday 13 May 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Day 3: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
Day 5: Friday 10 June 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Additional self-paced learning will occur outside specified course hours.
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 events 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.
Will Hanley is currently Advisor, Innovation Practice at Independent Schools Victoria. Prior to his current role, he taught across a range of subject areas, holding various leadership positions, including Head of Department and Head of House. He has a passion for assisting young people to strive and thrive in multiple endeavours, challenging students to create and collaborate in order to comment on and positively contribute to the society in which they live. Will is a Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment facilitator, and leads Project Wayfinder in Australia, a program that assists young people in developing belonging, purpose and meaning in their lives.