Feuerstein Training
 

A Mediational Approach to Learning and Teaching

Title:

A Mediational Approach to Teaching and Learning: the method of empowering educators to prepare their students for learning in the 21st century.

Who is it for?: Teachers and support staff at all stages
How long? 2/3 days training
Tutor: Billy O’Neill from Feuerstein Training. Find out more about Billy from the Training page.

 

Summary

 

A generic introductory course intended for those who wish to learn how to use a Mediational Approach to Teaching and Learning, particularly appropriate for supporting A Curriculum for Excellence.

“Feuerstein is the way forward! Everyone working with children should have this training. National Priorities are being addressed through mediated learning.”


Full description

Clinical observations over decades have shown that the development of thinking processes is highly dependent on the nature and quality of the interaction within which selected stimuli are mediated by parents and educators.

This course and the parenting course provide support for the same learning objectives and allow teachers and parents to work collaboratively to promote optimal learning in their children/students.

This is a generic course, designed for educators from across all education sectors. As such, it does not concentrate on any one stage of learning or area of the curriculum but is appropriate for teachers, lecturers, psychologists, early years practitioners and support staff working in Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Special, Community schools and Further Education. Participants will develop their ability to use Feuerstein's parameters of mediated learning and cognitive functions (tools of thinking) to facilitate thinking and learning in children and young people and to improve their development as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

The aims of the course include:

  • Understanding the importance of the 'mediator' in a young person's cognitive learning and social and emotional development.
  • Understanding how Mediated Learning Experiences (MLE) can improve teaching, learning and behaviour.
  • Understanding a systemic approach to empower educators to prepare students for learning in the 21st century.
  • Understanding how to use Feuerstein's parameters of mediated learning to develop cognitive functions (tools of thinking) in order to address the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

Clinical observations over decades have shown that the development of thinking processes is highly dependent on the nature and quality of the interaction within which selected stimuli are mediated by parents and educators.

Based on Feuerstein's theory and methodology, this course offers a visionary way forward to address many of the current agenda issues today, including, Curriculum for Excellence, Looked After Children, Early Intervention and Family Support, Life-Long Learning and Anti-Social Behaviour.

The course will explore:

- improving learning and teaching;
- raising motivation and achievement;
- promoting inclusion and equality;
- improving behaviour and discipline through learning;
- working with parents and carers to equip pupils with the pre-requisite skills for formal, social and life-long learning.

Comments from recent research in Scotland include: "These teachers support the continuance of the programme and the implementation of a mediated learning approach throughout the schools". "They believe that the Feuerstein version of mediated learning is likely to enhance the aims of other initiatives (e.g. Curriculum for Excellence; Assessment is for Learning) and contribute to National Priorities".

 

Mediational Approach to Learning and Teaching - Sample of Evaluations from 2 Day course at Glasgow University

Very informative, worthwhile and enjoyable course.
Exceptionally knowledgeable presenter.

I am left with the desire to do more to benefit more pupils more often.

The presentation was delivered with enthusiastic conviction and were engaging.
Certainly an excellent ‘ master course’.

I found Billy enthusiastic and inspirational in his approach and delivery.

Went very quickly.- an indication of a fascinating course!
Very useful and thought -provoking. I want to learn more.

Course was very well planned and precise. It created great reciprocity, resulting in enhanced cognitive functions through the mediational strategies employed. Excellent course!

An excellent and practical introduction to FIE and mediated learning.


To find out about upcoming training opportunities, see the Training page.

 

Contact

For more details and information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1355 243635 or 0753 869 3092

Email: billy@feuersteintraining.co.uk

Improving Thinking Skills
and Problem Solving for All
Learners

 The International Centre for the Enhancement

Feuerstein's Instrumental
Enrichment and Mediated
Learning Experience

 

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