Full course description
Date and time
Day 1: Tuesday 26 October, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Day 2: Thursday 11 November, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a junior school teacher or head of junior school who wishes to understand more about learning and human modifiability.
In this series of two interactive webinars you will learn about the fundamental goal of all Feuerstein applications: how to build or change students’ cognitive structures in order for them to become more efficient and effective learners. This theory, termed Structured Cognitive Modifiability, lays the groundwork for Mediated Learning Experience.
Structured Cognitive Modifiability suggests
- Students are adaptable
- Students can be modified/changed to become more efficient and effective learners
- Classroom learning takes place through direct and mediated learning experiences
- Students are transformed or modified by these learning experiences
- Modifiability helps students learn how to learn.
During these two webinars you will also discover how to become an external mediator to support the structural change you wish to see in your students.
Due to its adaptability and ease of use the Feuerstein Method, of which Structured Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning are part of, is employed in over forty countries world wide and in a 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 aging. and as part of workplace trainings.
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.
- a deeper understanding of the process behind enhancing learning and thinking skills
- increased knowledge of human modifiability
- strategies for learning how to learn
- ways to support students to develop their cognitive skills
- strategies to help students tap into their latent abilities.
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.