Full course description
Dates and times
Monday 11 May 2020, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Tuesday 12 May 2020, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 13 May 2020, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Thursday 14 May 2020, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Friday 15 May 2020, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher, parent, psychologist or teachers' assistant with a passion to understand more deeply how to improve the learning process
Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) is a program that helps all students learn how to learn. It is designed to enhance the cognitive functions necessary for academic learning and achievement. Based on the theory that intelligence is dynamic and modifiable, it seeks to enhance fundamental thinking skills, provide students with concepts, strategies and techniques to function as independent, life long learners.
FIE promotes and enhances:
- an active learning attitude
- intrinsic motivation
- cognitive efficiency
- concept formation
- insightful reasoning.
Armed with new strategies participants will
- help learners avoid mistakes by enhancing their learning skills
- teach learners new ways of thinking by completing tasks in areas such as hypothetical reasoning, comparison, analysis and synthesis
- help students 'bridge' these new strategies to curricular subjects and problem solve in their everyday lives
- increase student motivation for learning
- transform a passive learner into an active one with a positive outlook.
Diane is an experienced educator who as worked at all levels of primary and secondary school 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