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Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Basic 1 2024071F

Jun 17, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

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$4,000 Enrol

Full course description

Non-members, please use the code FEUERSTEIN when enrolling.

Date and time

Monday 17 June 2024, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Tuesday 18 June 2024, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Thursday 20 June 2024, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Teacher, Parent, Therapist, Head of School, Early Childhood Educator, Student Support


The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) Basic program creates systematic, persistent and structured conditions to engage young children in problem-solving by developing their ability to understand and elaborate information.

Children learn to identify, isolate and practise the application of necessary concepts and efficient cognitive behaviours, facilitating the development of their social-emotional reasoning and adaptive functions. The Basic program provides them with a firm foundation to become skillful, analytic learners, considerate friends and contributing members of society.

FIE Basic consists of a set of playful learning activities that help teachers, therapists and parents 'mediate' the development of children's basic concepts and thinking skills according to the same theories of cognitive modifiability and mediated learning that have made the long-lasting FIE program so successful.

This course targets children from ages 4 - 9 years old and is certified by the Feuerstein Institute and facilitated by qualified and experienced Feuerstein trainers. Additional learning will occur outside specified face to face course hours.

Key takeaways               

  • understanding of how to provide children with a firm foundation to become skilful and analytical learners
  • strategies to help children develop general basic concepts
  • methods to develop children's intrinsic motivation
  • ways to support children in developing emerging cognitive functions such as self-regulation, generalisation, and conceptualisation
  • strategies to provide instruction in interpersonal topics such as inferring, acting, and behaving with thoughtful intelligence.

Presenter information


Diane Bourke    

Diane Bourke is a Project Manager at Independent Schools Victoria after a long career as Head of Junior School. Diane facilitates a variety of projects including Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment, Junior Great Books and Project Wayfinder. She has a passion for reading and learning and strongly believes that a great teacher is one who never stops the quest for collaboration and growth.

Nikki Maguire   

Nikki Maguire is an experienced educator and consultant in primary, secondary and tertiary education across Independent, government and Catholic sectors. She has a passion for learning innovation, inclusive authentic agency, and well-being-centred education practices. Nikki has a Masters in Inclusive Education and is a certified International Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment trainer and facilitator, Project Wayfinder trainer, certified Highly Accomplished and Lead Teaching assessor and innovationXdesign facilitator. She has direct experience in diverse learning, academic coaching, wellbeing, school strategic planning and program design and delivery.