Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Thursday 13 October 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Day 2: Friday 14 October 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Day 3: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (online)
Day 4: Thursday 17 November 2022, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)
Day 5: Friday 18 November 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 12. You must have completed Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Standard One to participate.
Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) is a cognitive intervention program. Consisting of specially designed instruments, FIE is a series of pencil-and-paper tasks that may be mediated in a classroom, group, or individual setting. Each series focuses on a different cognitive skill, creating systematic, persistent, and structured conditions to engage learners in problem-solving by developing their ability to understand and elaborate information.
Standard Two provides training in the mediation of Categorization, Illustrations, Family Relations, Temporal (Time) Relations, and Instructions. These tools help students and adults with important academic and employment skills.
Standard Two includes a deeper dive into Structural Cognitive Modifiability, the Mediated Learning Experience, Cognitive Mapping, and the Goals of Instrumental Enrichment.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
- consolidation of understanding how to identify learning difficulties or areas of assistance required in a child's learning process
- extended techniques to motivate and strengthen specific ways of thinking in others
- further understanding of how to identify and assess the cognitive skills that are slowing down learning
- further exploration of ways to entrust students with responsibility for a collaborative approach
- additional 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 program 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.