What is Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment?

“Mediated Learning” was something naturally practiced in former generations. This way of naturally learning by conversation and questioning is an important part of Feuerstein’s approach.

Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment is a cognitive program developed by Israeli psychologist Reuven Feuerstein who proved to the world that intelligence is not fixed; rather it is modifiable and continually changing according to a student’s environment, exposure to stimuli, and the mentors that interact with the person on a daily basis. The program that Feuerstein developed empowers a student to improve underlying thinking skills needed for math, writing, language and problem-solving. The primary teaching technique is a special quality of interaction between mentor and student called “mediated learning”. FEI also uses specific resource texts and exercises (“instruments”) to equip students with an awareness of their own cognitive processes. A Feuerstein-trained teacher (a “mediator”) is one that helps a student to reach potential that they could not reach by themselves. FIE is excellent for anyone who wants to grow in their capacity to learn and think well, including gifted learners, average learners, and those with learning differences.

Professor Reuven Feuerstein