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Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Basic 1 2023061FB

Oct 16, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023

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$4,000 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Monday 16 October 2023, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)

Tuesday 17 October 2023, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)

Wednesday 18 October 2023, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)

Thursday 19 October 2023, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)

Friday 20 October 2023, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm (in-person)

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 course hours to meet the 45-hour course requirements.

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

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